City Hall on the spot for new job adverts amid high staff wage bill
SEE ALSO :County is struggling with huge wage billCounty Public Service Board Chief Executive Officer Meshack Guto said a majority of the staff was aged. He said the board had employed 1,200 inspectorate officers, labourers and cleaners since 2014. The public accounts committee sought to know why technical departments in the county were understaffed. The committee also questioned why the county had advertised vacancies in lower cadres instead of hiring more technical and professional staff. Kahiga said hiring of more workers was to ensure better service delivery in line with the county’s development plan. Last year, Governor Mike Sonko announced that voluntary early retirement for county staff, aged 50 and above, would cost the county Sh1.5 billion.