Governor Natembeya turns away sixteen top county officials for arriving at a meeting a minute late after him.
Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya has set things rolling in his county, as on Monday, September 5, turned away sixteen top officials among them County Executive Committee members (CECs) from a meeting, for arriving minutes later than him.
The former rift valley region administrator directed security guards at the Aturkan Hotel in Kitale town to stop the officials who arrived past 9.00 am, the time set for the meeting.
The conference’s agenda included discussing the County Development Integrated Plan (CIDP) for the following five years.
The newly-elected governor warned the county staff he will not tolerate lateness.
“When I say we meet at 9 am sharp I mean 9.00 am sharp and not 9:01 am. I personally arrived here five minutes earlier so everyone should learn to keep time. Past the said time, if you are out, remain there,” Natembeya said.
In his ongoing effort to improve service delivery to the people of Trans Nzoia County, Governor Natembeya, who has more than 25 years of public service, has committed to streamlining the county officials.
He said that the best way to demonstrate commitment to one’s work is by keeping one’s appointment times.
He led by example on the first day he reported at work after being sworn in as governor.
“Today I have checked in my office at exactly 7.00 am. I believe and hope all county workers are going to adhere to the freshness ushered in. It worth noting county work is not compulsory hence when given privilege to serve, we expect utmost dedication,” he tweeted on August 29, 2022.