Nairobi’s majority leader challenges new Public Service Board to solve labor menace

Nairobi County Assembly majority leader Abdi Guyo(centre) consults with is colleagues after the Thursday session.

By Erick Ludeya

The approval of five nominees for the Nairobi County Public Service Board by the county assembly will help in fast tracking labor related challenges at the county.

Majority leader Abdi Guyo has asked the nominees to speed the employment of qualified personnel in understaffed departments like health.

The five who were approved are former Kakamega deputy speaker Abdihakim Mohamed who will be the chairman, Aisha Wanjiku, Sharon Mirella, Consolata Muthoni and Thomas Mweu.

Guyo said that the board should also work on retirement plans for employees who have served for over 50 years to pave way for a youthful workforce that can work and deliver.

“They have to work on how to help the retirement of 50-60 percent of the over 11,000 employees in the county,” Guyo said.

One of the nominees Jack Owino did not show up for vetting by the labour committee which is chaired by Peter Wanyoike.

The County has been grappling with employment challenges and was once forced to cancel employment of health officers.

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