Kenya: Over 4000 ghost workers in City Council
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