Senior Nairobi County Assembly staff whose irregular promotion was being investigated by the anti-graft agencies have been given a reprieve by the County Assembly sparing them from the sack.

The Senior officers were alleged to have been hired irregularly, with those on short term contracts being given permanent and pensionable terms, while 28 unqualified officers were appointed to higher positions.

The decision to spare them the sack was made by the Assembly following a motion moved by Minority Whip Peter Imwatok, The MCAs agreed to rescind the decision to sack them, which was taken last year following recommendations by the Justice and Legal Affairs committee.

In their report, the Committee had accused the Nairobi County Assembly Service Board appointing and promoting the unqualified officers to higher positions. The report indicated that in 2020, the board had irregularly promoted junior officers to managerial positions. Further, those on short-term contracts were given permanent and pensionable terms. The committee chaired by Kahawa MCA Joseph Komu was investigating an inquiry from a statement on alleged unfairness, discrimination and irregularities in the administration of County Assembly staff.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission was called in to institute investigations into the conduct of former and current members of the Board.

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