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Kidero fires county chiefs over corruption

13 July 2015, 18:24 William Korir

Nairobi - Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has fired two County government officials over corruption.

Kidero Monday fired  the Nairobi County Government’s Chief Finance Officer Jimmy Kiamba with immediate effect for his alleged involvement in the loss of KES 94 million in an irregular ICT contract.

Acting Nairobi County Secretary Gregory Mwakanongo stated that the termination was due to Kiamba’s willing neglect of his duties and responsibilities.

' Please refer to your contract of employment with the Nairobi County Government. Also refer to our show cause letter to you dated 3rd July, 2015 and your response thereto. The County Government has considered you responses to the issues raised at great length and has found these responses to be grossly unsatisfactory," he said.

" It has therefore been determined that you wilfully neglected to perform your duties and responsibilities as Chief Officer, Finance and Economic Planning. In view of the foregoing and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the relevant laws of Kenya, it has been decided to terminate your employment contract with the Nairobi City County effective today, Monday the 13th July 2015," he added.

Kiamba, when reached for comment stated that he would consider his options before seeking the next step forward.

Also fired was the Head of the County Treasury and Accounting Stephen Osiro.

He was served with a termination letter by chairperson of the County Public Service Board Philip Kungu.

" You will upon clearance and satisfactory handover, you be paid for days worked up to and including July 13, 2015, one month salary in lieu of notice, pension contributions in accordance with the Pensions Scheme and any outstanding leave days accrued as at the date of this letter. These payments are on a purely without prejudice basis. The amounts are subject to taxation and statutory deductions and shall be less any liabilities applicable," he was told.

Kiamba has recently been in the news for being under investigation for owing property worth hundreds of millions of shillings despite only earning a monthly pay of KES 85,000 a month. His accounts and that of his wife's firm were recently unfrozen after befalling the fate following the continuance of the case against him.

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