By NJ Correspondent:
Garissa gubernatorial aspirant, Ali Bunow Korane accused Garissa governor Nathif Jama of illegal recruitment of over 1,450 desperate job seekers to woo votes.
Korane said Jama has assumed the role of County public service Board (CPSB) in issuing an appointment letters to desperate job seekers.
“The role of employing is mandated to the County Public service board and is not a preserve of a politician or a governor,” said Korane.
“The County administration is in a state of a vicious political conmanship. The governor is coning people through illegal recruitment of desperate job seekers. This is criminal and abuse of office,” added Korane.
Korane who addressed press in Garissa on Sunday said the CPSB audit revealed the governor has employed over 1,450 unlawfully.
He appealed to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate the matter and take legal action against the governor.
Korane said CPSB should follow the procedures laid down to recruit deserving candidates for the various County positions.
“CPSB should advertise jobs, shortlist candidates, conduct interviews and finally hire deserving candidates for the various levels,” he said.
Conversely, while speaking at Garissa on Sunday during the launch of the revenue enhancement programme Jama defended his administration.
He said government business to recruit candidates where there are shortfalls must continue to provide services diligently to the people.
In 2013 General election, Jama defeated Korane with a narrow margin of 2,812 votes after securing 37,910 votes against Korane’s 35,098 to emerge the winner as the county’s first governor.
However, in August 8, 2017 elections, Korane remains a pessimist as he cast doubt whether Jama will manage battling him in the hotly contested seat even if he abuses office to woo votes from desperate job seekers and their families.