The tough-talking Kisii County Governor Simba Arati has demanded that any county staff with fake papers resign.
“Yes, you may be my friend or even relative but so long as you have fake papers, you have to go,” Arati warned.
Governor Arati was speaking yesterday during his birthday cum homecoming party at Motonto in Bobasi, Kisii County.
He said not even the powers of witchcraft, would slow his resolve to right the wrongs in the devolved unit.
In September 2022, immediately after getting sworn in, Arati was shocked to find out that the county had employed a total of 356 drovers against a backdrop of 82 vehicles. Some of the drivers couldn’t drive.
At Motonto, Arati maintained that the rot piling up in the County must be cleaned up at whatever cost if development is to be done.
The ongoing audit, he warned, is likely to end the careers of dozens of staff, some of them his friends.
Like a focused general at war, Arati said he is not going to back off from his reformation agenda for the sake of the thousands of voters that voted him into office
“We must inflict pain if we need good results as a people,” stated Arati.
The first-term governor, described as hot air the criticism being levelled against his government by some opponents.
The County’s human resource, he said was wanting to add that it was littered with sickening details of employees without proper academic credentials.
“These must check out. We must get rid of them, there is no going back,” he said.
Already some staff have tried to scare him with witchery something he said would not cow him.
“If you got a fake certificate which you changed grades and got recruited as a clinic officer or director begin to resign now before we smoke you out.
” We can’t expect different results if we put garbage into the sewage, they must go,” he said.
Kisii, he said, has a learned youth population that must be given jobs.
” This surgical operation is going to be deep and none would be spared, “said Arati.
During his visit to Nairobi, Arati said he met the president adding that he was stunned that he was such a selfless leader.
The meeting was to push for the half trillion grant from Britain which Kisiii University would use to set up the largest hospital in East Africa.
“Already the president has promised to make a quick follow-up through the relevant agencies so that the funds will quickly be sent in to aid in that objective,” he said
Arati was accompanied by several leaders from the county who supported his radical surgery.
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