Nairobi County Assembly approves sacking of 700 inspectorate officers hired by NMS

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 14 Apr, 2023 19:22 | < 1 min read
Former NMS Director-General Mohammed Badi.
Former NMS Director-General Mohammed Badi. PHOTO/Courtesy

The Nairobi County is set to sack at least 700 inspectorate officers hired by the defunct Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) after approval by the Nairobi County Assembly.

In a motion tabled by nominated ward rep Wanjiru Kariuki, the house faulted the public service board for attempting to extend the officers' time beyond NMS' time.

“We need them to return to the sender (executive), I understand that they have not been paid but they don’t have a contract with County of Nairobi,” Minority leader Anthony Kiragu said.

“The contracts for the said officers expired in November 2022 following the expiry of the deed of transfer. When they were asked to leave they caused some chaos in the streets of Nairobi until the governor made a roadside declaration for them to come back. It is their time to go,” he added.

NMS recruitment

The officers were recruited in 2021 by NMS under the leadership of Director General Mohamed Badi, through the Public Service Commission.

“The cadets were recruited by the Public Service Commission whereas the County establishment does not have such cadres,” the labour committee said in a report to the County Assembly.

“The security and compliance department as a user department should make their request to the County Public Service Board, on the need to have recruitment for more inspectorate staff.”

Governor Johnson Sakaja has previously assured the affected former enforcement officers that they will be re-hired by the county. The officers had signed a three-year contract with the defunct NMS.