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400 employees have left Sonko’s bloated City Hall in past five months – Nairobi News

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More than 400 workers have exited City Hall through natural attrition in only five months as the county government struggles with a bloated workforce costing it a monthly wage of Sh1.1 billion.

The county government had 12, 496 staff as at July, 2018 but this has since reduced to 12, 034 as per the latest count at the end of January this year representing a reduction of 462.

On July 2018, the number of employees at City Hall was 12, 496. This then reduced to 12, 467 in August then to 12, 430 a month later before dipping further to 12, 412 in October then to 12, 378 in November. This fell further to 12, 351 in December then to the current number of 12, 034 in January.

Acting County Secretary and head of Public Service Management Pauline Kahiga, appearing before a County Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday, said that the county is overstaffed with a heavy-bottom workforce consisting mainly of semi or non-skilled staff at the expense of skilled staff.

“I can confirm that as at January 31, 2019, the county government has 12,034 employees who are on a wage bill of Sh1.1 billion,” said Ms Kahiga.

It was also revealed by County Public Service Board Chief Executive Officer Meshack Guto that the county government is also facing a predicament of ageing staff whose performance is wanting.

The Committee also heard that there were more labourers, cleaners and inspectorate officers at the county government with Mr Guto stating that as at August 8, 2018, the Board had employed 1,200 since it came into being five years ago.

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“The county has an ageing staff some of them are sick although it may not sound good to say so but that is the position,” said Mr Guto.

Interestingly, the county was still in the process of recruiting more county inspectorate officers despite previous reports by PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Ernest & Young warnings over a bloated workforce.

The county executive was also put to task by the Committee to explain why technical departments were understaffed while non-technical sectors were bloated.

However, Ms Kahiga told the committee that the county had resolved to allow reduction of the overstaffed workforce through natural attrition.

Pressed by the committee to explain why the executive was misleading the Board to advertise for employment vacancies in the lower cadre instead of hiring more technical and other professional staff even with a heavy-bottom workforce, the acting county Attorney defended the executive saying the county structure must answer to the needs of the executive.

“We agree that the county is bottom-heavy but it is meant to suit the structure and needs of the current government,” she said.

Makongeni Ward MCA Peter Imwatok demanded that the head of County payroll Daniel Kibet to table authentic evidence about the number of county employees and the total wage bill and whether the payroll system is operated manually or on software.

Nonetheless, Mr Kibet could not confirm whether the payroll was on software only saying that the county had an automated backup system.

“We are using an automated system but it is backed up. It is an open and close system,” said Mr Kibet.

The watchdog committee chaired by Mabatini Ward MCA Wilfred Odalo is interrogating the Nairobi City County report of the Auditor General for the Year 2016/2017.

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New Bae? Sherlyne Anyango Gets Naughty With Mzungu In The States (Video)

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After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.

Love At First Sight?

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Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.

While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.

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”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”

In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;

  ”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”

Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.

Below is the video;


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Tips to help you get the perfect blazer Eve woman

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 Choosing a blazer is key as it can either break or make your outfit (Image: Pinterest)

 

When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.

Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:

 Always go for a colour that will pair well with most pieces in your closet (Image: Pinterest)

Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?

Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.

When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.

It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.

Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.

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 The design and texture of a blazer will play heavily on how good you look (Image: Pinterest)

A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.

There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.

Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.

Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.

Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.

 The longer the blazer, the more you can play around with your pieces (Image: Pinterest)

They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.

Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.

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Sewage Menace in Pipeline, Residents Cry For Help

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By Milo George

Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.

The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.

They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes.
“We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said.
Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage.
‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.


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