Trans Nzoia county plot to control workers’ polls

Trans Nzoia county plot to control workers’ polls

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The county government of Trans Nzoia is worried about the upcoming county government workers union election that will take place on March 5 2021. In a meeting that took place last weekend at Westside Hotel chaired by the chief officer in charge of
governor’s office Pius Munialo and attended by chief officer in charge of public service management Masinde, chief officer in charge of public works Philip Wasike and Charles Barasa from health department, the said departments were ordered by Munialo to contribute Sh1.2million to plant a candidate one Pascal Wekesa who is an accountant at Mt Elgon Hospital. Wekesa was promised for promotion from accountant to chief accountant in the health department if he vies and wins the union election. Wekesa accepted the offer and tabled his application with intention to vie.

The current chairperson Samuel Kiboi who has been a critic of the county government when it comes to workers’ welfare says he is ready to face Wekesa. Late last year, Kiboi received an interdiction letter from Munialo after the unionist went to media
complaining how the shortlisting was being handled whereby some CECs and their chief officers had shared among themselves the positions that were advertised in the health sector endangering locals without godfather’s. Kiboi has also been accusing the health department of failing to provide cleaners with the necessary personal protective equipment like gloves.

According to the county government administration it was wrong for the Workers Union chairperson to reveal their weakness and thus causing them to plant a candidate who will be loyal to the boss even if workers go through
tough situations. The source feared Wekesa will not defend workers’ rights because he will be controlled and workers will have no voice. Sources within the county says CEC in charge of lands Christine Tanguli has employed her uncle Evans Nyongesa as the driver without advertisement to allow competition from the public. Same too with Philip Wasike who has employed his brother Bishop Maurice, Munialo has employed
his son Charles Simiyu. Residents are collecting more evidence so that to teach them a lesson the way the assembly was taught.