Garissa county Deputy Governor Mr. Abdi Dagane has fired a number of employees from ‘rival clan’ reports indicate.
Tthe fired employees have served in the previous administration. NJ has learnt that the fired employees hail from a clan that is perceived ‘enemy’ of the new administration for supporting the bid of the former governor.
In a latter seen by NJ, the decision to fire the staff has been reached in late August but most of the dismissed workers learnt of their removal as recently as yesterday.
The employees were told their contract have been terminated with immediate effect. Those axed were mainly casual employees including office messengers, drivers and watchmen.
The deputy governor is said to be planning to replace the fired staff with members of his clan to reward them for backing the newly administration bid in the last elections.
His move has sent shock waves around the County with many county employees who hail from the clans perceived to have supported the former governor expressing fear.
Governor Ali Korane has in the past demanded the full list of County employees, threatening that he will fire all those who were Illegally employed and didn’t go through the laid down employment procedures.
Mr. Korane is in the meantime facing a court battle after the former governor of Garissa Nathif Jama filed a petition in Garissa court challenging Korane’s win.
The Immediate former governor of Garissa argues the elections in Garissa were not free and fair.