EACC PROBES IRREGULAR STAFF PROMOTIONS AT NAIROBI CITY COUNTY ASSEMBLY SERVICE BOARD

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The Nairobi City County Assembly Service Board is on the sport over irregularities in staff promotions.

The anti-graft body Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is investigating alleged irregular promotion of staff 28 Senior officers between 2017 and 2020.

The board is accused of undertaking the promotions in disregard of the law and due process. The promotions were also done without requisite budgetary provisions against financial management regulations and without approval of the Commission on Revenue Allocation.

The promotions which were not catered for in the budget led to creation of pending bills worth Kshs. 51million for Financial Year 2020/2021 affecting critical services at the County.

Further to these financial irregularities, the Board is also accused of discrimination and bias by conducting direct appointments which favoured employees employed on contract and related to the officials. The other issue raised against the Board is the handling of the internship programme. The Board is also accused of abruptly terminating the services of all interns, in May 2020, only to later recall a few back and employ them on contract.

Corruption in hire of staff has been a recurring issue with anti-graft agencies unveiling the same in various public institutions with the anti-graft body EACC also investigating allegations of ghost workers at the Moi University.

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