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Resume work immediately, civil servants told

By Daniel Psirmoi | Published Fri, August 11th 2017 at 08:03, Updated August 11th 2017 at 08:06 GMT +3
Head of Civil Service and President's Chief of Staff Joseph Kinyua when he appeared before the National Assembly Public Investment Committee at Parliament PHOTO:BONIFACE OKENDO

All public servants have been directed to report back to work immediately following the completion of the general election.

Joseph Kinyua, Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service, instructed civil servants working in various Government ministries and State departments to resume their duties by August 11.

“Following the successful and peaceful conduct of the General Elections, all public servants are now required to report back to their work stations with immediate effect,” reads the letter by Mr Kinyua addressed to all Principal Secretaries.

Mr Kinyua in the letter further asked all Principal Secretaries to submit a list naming the civil servants who will have reported to work on Friday, August 11 in various ministries and departments.

Separately, Sicily Kariuki, the Public Service Cabinet Secretary in a public notice, reiterated Kinyua’s order.

Mrs Kariuki explained that following the end of the voting process, Kenyans are back to their normal business, noting that some of them are already seeking services from public offices.

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“Public servants are called upon to ensure they are available in their duty stations to offer the requisite services to the public,” she ordered.

Last week, Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i declared August 8 a public holiday to enable Kenyans exercise their civic duty by participating in the General Election.

 The CS, in the notice published in the Kenya gazette, emphasised that only Tuesday had been declared a public holiday and he expected people to resume their usual duties by August 9.

Most Kenyans, including public servants, have however, been reluctant to resume normal business with the uncertainty on the outcome of the election informing their decision.

National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders told their supporters to reject the outcome of the polls that showed President Uhuru Kenyatta leading. 

They accused Jubilee Party of hacking into IEBC database and manipulating election results at all levels.

Raila said according to their tallying centre, he had polled 8.1 million votes against Uhuru Kenyatta’s 7.2 million.


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