Civil servants ordered back to work Friday

March 7, 2013 5:10 pm
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Kimemia directed Permanent Secretaries and County Commissioners to conduct a head count of all staff under their command/FILE
Kimemia directed Permanent Secretaries and County Commissioners to conduct a head count of all staff under their command/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya Mar 7- The Head of the Civil Service Francis Kimemia has ordered all civil servants to be at their workstations by 8 o’clock on Friday morning.

In a statement released by Government Spokesman Muthui Kariuki, Kimemia directed Permanent Secretaries and County Commissioners to conduct a head count of all staff under their command.

“The government would like to inform all public officers that they must be at their respective stations 8am rendering services to Kenyans. There must be no further interruption in the delivery of services to wananchi,” he said.

Muthui added; “All PSs and County Commissioner are instructed to conduct a head count and submit their returns to the Office of the president by mid-day tomorrow.”

Muthui said all public officers were required to have been back on duty on Tuesday.

The government had declared Monday a public holiday in order to allow Kenyans to go and vote.

He said the government will not allow any further interruption of services to the public.

When asked whether the government will give special consideration for those who had travelled out of town to vote and had not returned, he said: “The holiday was only meant for Monday, but they were expected to resume duty on Tuesday. So I don’t know what they are still doing, wherever they are,” the government spokesman said.

Many private business and public offices around the country have remained closed as Kenyans wait for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to finish the presidential poll tally.

The directive came as the Kenya Private Sector Alliance said further delays in announcing the results could generate tension that could be costly to the economy.

Chairman Patrick Obath said this is because Kenyans are still staying at home.

He is urging Kenyans to go back to work as they wait for the results patiently.

“Let us all join fellow Kenyans who are already back to work. The business of baking the national cake must continue for the benefit of all Kenyans,” he said.

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