There was no excitement at Kiambu County headquarters early this week when Governor Kimani Wamatangi held a meeting with staff.
Wamatangi arrived accompanied by his deputy and they didn’t receive heroic applause compared to his former Governor James Nyoro whenever he held such meetings.
The meeting was attended by staff from Limuru, Kiambu, Githunguri, Lari, Kabete, Kiambaa, and Kikuyu for a meeting at the Kiambu County HQ Grounds in Kiambu Town.
The governor also had similar meeting with Thika, Gatundu North and South, Juja and Ruiru at the Thika County offices together with Deputy Rosemary Kirika.
The Governor during the meeting said his administration would employ austerity measures in the running of the county that includes no international and local trips for the executive and staff, unless extremely necessary.
He said county expenditures would be highly scrutinized to ensure the county gets the best deal for goods and services.
According to Sources who sought anonymity, the sentiment to ban trips didn’t go well with senior officials. It’s also reported that Ngoro’s chief of staff might get his job back after reaching out to governor.
He said that the senior staff who worked during the error of William Kabogo, Ferdinand Waititu, and James Nyoro was against his sabotage.
The source said that they believe that governor Wamatangi is too strict and a bulldozer who isn’t ready to listen to the staff he found.
“Wamatangi has been receiving cold reception in most of his meetings and staff morale is down as they don’t his move, a source said.
Kiambu staff during a recent meeting with governor Wamatangi.
They also argue that Wamatangi had little ground with county matters as he didn’t involve himself during his tenure as a senator.
Another source had said that governor Wamatangi wasn’t received well when he had a meeting with all Kiambu County Drivers at the Kiambu County Headquarters in Kiambu town.
Wamatangi is yet to hold a meeting with health providers in Kiambu County.
A nurse who sought anonymity has said Patients at Thika Level Five Hospital, the biggest in Kiambu County, are now sharing beds which have raised more questions than answers on Wamatangi’s commitment to the provision of quality Medicare.
The hospital management claims that most beds are in bad state forcing patients to share beds.
The staff has expressed their agony and distress in what they called a small issue that the country’s government has failed to resolve.