Claims of bias as Meru MCAs demand list of all county staff
SEE ALSO :Farmers to get potato harvesters“As representatives of the people we want to be informed about the composition of the workforce. There are wards that feel marginalised and this needs to be corrected,” said Linus Athinya (Kiguchwa. This, he said, would help ward reps to "get the picture of how the county looks like in terms of diversity in employment". Mr Athinya said the list would enable Governor Kiraitu Murungi's administration to evenly distribute job opportunities in the county's 45 wards. “I believe in some areas there is a shortage of those employed by the county,” he said. His sentiments were backed by Kinyua Toribu, Kithinji Ethaiba (Nkomo) and Dennis Kiogora (Abogeta West), who said for purposes of transparency the board should table the full staff list before the county assembly. Mr Toribu, who represents Muthara ward, where former governor Peter Munya hails from, tried to drag the name of the Trade and Industrialisation Cabinet secretary into the debate, claiming that the staff list would exonerate the former regime of claims of bias.