By Suleiman Hassan
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua sent home several senior officers after finding heaps of un collected garbage in the streets of the town.
Mr. Mutua said that he was shocked to find the huge dumps of garbage in the unscheduled tour of the town’s suburbs.
This he added, contravened his Government’s policy and those who slept on the job had to be shown the door for sleeping on the job and not keeping to Machakos County Government’s Policy of a clean and garbage free environment.
He directed the County Secretary to initiate a disciplinary process and take appropriate measures against them.
The suspended officials are: the Machakos Town Sub County’s Administrator Patrick Manthi, the County’s Director of Garbage Collection and disposal Directorate Muema Wambua; the Machakos Town Garbage Collection Manager Paul Mutunga and the Supervisor of the garbage area of Machakos CBS-Eastleigh section Jackson Mutuku.
“There is no reason for any part of Machakos County to be dirty. Already, the County is the cleanest in Kenya and we will ensure Wananchi receive the services they deserve. Lethargy and laziness in my Government will not be tolerated in any of the Government departments. Wananchi need to see value of their taxes and their Government at work” he said.
During this period of their suspension, their deputies will take over on acting capacities until their fate is resolved.