Your fate is tied to performance, Lenku tells Cabinet

Governor urges county officers not to get carried away by political intrigues


Kajiado Governor Joseph ole Lenku has put his Cabinet members on notice, saying that they will be held accountable according to their performance contracts.

This, he said, will go a long way in ensuring that pending projects are finished in good time. Other county staff members are also subject to performance contract rules.

“It will be a critical year for finalising projects we promised the people according to our manifesto and CIDP,” explained Lenku.

He urged all county officers not to get carried away by the political intrigues that come with the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and the 2022 elections, and instead focus on completing pending county projects.

Lenku was speaking at the County Headquarters when he chaired a meeting to oversee the signing of performance contracts by CECs and COs in his government.

He directed the Finance Department to clear pending bills and ensure all suppliers are paid for services rendered.

“The pain of pending bills is real; it is unacceptable and we need to pay those who render their services to us,” he added.

The governor also requested for “full government cooperation” as the operationalisation of municipalities begins this year.

He cautioned county staff, some of whom he said were pushing for job postings in revenue collecting sites with the hope of “siphoning county resources”. He ordered the immediate halting of such transfers.

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