Incoming Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya reported to his office at 7 am on Monday, perhaps sending a strong message to the county government staff.
“Today I checked in at my office at exactly 7.00 am. I believe and hope all county workers are going to adhere to the freshness ushered in,” said Mr Natembeya who was speaking to the press in his office.
He added: “It is worth noting county work is not compulsory hence when given privilege to serve, we expect utmost dedication.”
In his pre-election campaigns, Natembeya promised his government would ensure every minute of working hours was accounted for. He vowed not to tolerate any cases of laziness and indiscipline among civil servants working in the County.
“I will personally set the pace for productive and accountable work ethics and trends by reporting to the office by 7.00am. I will ensure staff under me are composed of qualified individuals, and most importantly early risers,” Natembeya said.
The Governor has pledged to transform Kitale town into a 24-hour economy.
He disclosed that he and his team were currently crafting what he described as a formidable administration in readiness to serve residents of Trans Nzoia County. He promised to put in place an efficient public service that would deliver services to area residents.
Natembeya became the second governor of Trans Nzoia following Patrick Khaemba’s completion of his two terms of tenure.
The former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner won with a landslide the gubernatorial seat in the just concluded General Elections.
Natembeya who ran on a Democratic Alliance Party of Kenya (DAP-K) garnered 158,919 votes. His fiercest competitor Ford- Kenya’s Chris Wamalwa came second with 79,020 votes.
He and his Deputy Mrs.Philemona Binea were sworn in office last Thursday.