Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama has sent all senior payroll officers on compulsory leave as the county begins an audit of its workforce.
Among those sent on the three-month compulsory leave is the payroll manager Lewis Oburu. This comes as the county government embarks on weeding out irregularly employed staff.
Mr Nyagarama has also announced the termination of contracts for at least 500 Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers by the end of May 2019.
“We realised there are more ECDE teachers than we need. In some schools, some of these teachers teach even in other classes. They are in excess,” said Mr Nyagarama.
TOO MANY TEACHERS
There are currently 1,351 ECDE teachers in the county and the governor says the number is too high.