On Monday this week, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana issued a stern warning to lazy and incompetent officers that they risk being sacked should they fail to deliver in their duties.
The usually calm and collected governor did not mince his words during the signing of the county’s performance contracting at the county headquarters in Wote town and at one time in the middle of his speech ordered the whole cabinet to stand before putting them on notice over ineptitude.
“If you don’t crack the whip on non-performing officers I will personally sack them,” said the governor.
The seemingly bold move by the governor to crack the whip on non-performing officers in his government that has been bedeviled by constant wrangling between him and the Members of the County Assembly for the last two years has continued to elicit mixed reactions on social media.
Residents took to Facebook to express the varied opinions on the governor’s threat to weed out lazy and ineffective government officials.
While there are those who rallied behind the governor,
and praised the governor for his transparency besides challenging him to walk the talk,
Others took a swipe at the governor saying that the warning was long overdue.
and some even accused the governor of nepotism and demanded for development.
Governor Kivutha seems keen on recovering the time lost in the wrangling over budget related issues between him and the MCAs, hence his strong stance on incompetence. However judging from the reactions of the residents the governor and his team will have to burn the midnight oil and deliver services to the people of Makueni for the remaining period before the next general elections in 2017. It is perhaps this realization that has prompted the Governor to issue the stern warning.