West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo made an impromptu visit to Losam Dispensary on Saturday morning and sacked a nurse for being absent from work.
The dispensary is in a remote village in North Pokot near the Kenya-Uganda border.
The county boss, who arrived at the dispensary at 7.55am, found it closed.
“He (the nurse) is a joker. Sickness does not know weekends. On Monday, he should not set foot here because he prefers being at home rather than working,” he said.
The governor said the nurse had neglected his duties at the expense of patients.
"This person is behaving like a school teacher who goes home over the weekend forgetting that sickness does not know weekends. Well, too bad; job lost immediately," said Prof Lonyangapuo.
He said that last week, he dispatched four truckloads of drugs and a water tank but health workers did not make use of them.