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Kenya: Over 4000 ghost workers in City Council

By   /  June 17, 2010  /  1 Comment

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Nairobi –  An audit conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has revealed that there are 4, 215 ghost workers currently in Nairobi City Council’s payroll.

This constitutes 35 percent of the 12, 000 employees earning a salary from at the council.

Town Clerk Philip Kisia said on Thursday that of this figure, 3,026 employees did not take up medical cover offered by the council, raising concerns that they were non-existent.

A further 500 employees failed to produce their identification cards during the audit and 15 people who have died are still active in their system.

Mayor Geoffrey Majiwa pointed out that it was time to weed out all ghost-employees from City Hall’s payroll.

“There are those people who are going home immediately and there are those who are going home if certain requirements are not met. We are only stating that the law needs to be followed in everything that is taking place here,” the Mayor said.

He said that the council would not relent in its quest to root out corruption at City Hall.

Alshahid and Agencies

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  1. avatar patrick murioki says:

    we must recognise the services offered by the city council of nairobi.and according to there best records/how can the ghost workers recieve their sallaries and yet there is accounting clerks for the city council/these means that they aretcorrupt and if they are not corrupt they are thiefs/why whats their role as a accounting officers.they should be sacked immediately and replaced with others. who were ready to work and do good job for the council,we must work like lummumba in order to root out corruption.otherwise we will fail

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