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Kenya’s chiefs, assistants to get motorbikes

Speaking in Kisumu when he met administrators from Kisumu and Siaya Counties, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku said there had been an oversight when the officers were left out as the government bought vehicles for the National Police Service/FILE

Speaking in Kisumu when he met administrators from Kisumu and Siaya Counties, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku said there had been an oversight when the officers were left out as the government bought vehicles for the National Police Service/FILE

NAIROBI Kenya, Apr 22 – The Government says it will allocate more resources for the purchase of motorbikes for chiefs and other administrators at the grassroots.

Speaking in Kisumu when he met administrators from Kisumu and Siaya Counties, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku said there had been an oversight when the officers were left out as the government bought vehicles for the National Police Service.

“When we appreciate the effort on mobility of the National Police Service, we note the gap on the part of administration but we are glad that this is being addressed,” he said.

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“You are also called upon to make sure that you deliver your duty with diligence, commitment, and fairness; the government will allocate resources to facilitate your work especially on mobility.”

Meanwhile, the ministry’s Principal Secretary Mutea Iringo says children born in hospitals should be registered in the hospitals while those born at home should be the responsibility of the administrators.

He said that administrators should exercise their mandate without the worry of job security which is enshrined in the new Constitution.

Noting that majority of Kenyans have confidence in their work he warned that his office will fire administrators who are non-performers.

“When the new Constitution was adopted, there were issues of whether to retain the so-called former provincial administration or to abolish it. You do not need to worry at all but those who will not be able to cope have every reason to worry,” he stated.

“We shall not retain those who keep on pulling others backward.”

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Iringo announced that they have the mandate to chair security committees within their jurisdiction.

“The National Security Council has given you the mandate to chair security committees,” he pointed out saying the council now recognises that the assistant chief is the chair of the sub-location security and peace committee.

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