Over 100 hustlers working in President William Ruto’s administration are in serious trouble for napping on the job.
This follows the announcement by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua that he will terminate them before Christmas.
Gachagua said during a church service in Nandi County that the government will terminate 100 civil officials by Christmas, a list that primarily includes chiefs who are unable to control the sale and distribution of illicit beer.
According to the DP, 10-15 of the 100 civil servants targeted for dismissal will be from Nandi County.
“I want before Christmas in the whole country to sack about 100 chiefs so that they can be an example to others who are not working,” the deputy prime minister said.
Some of the names to be fired had previously been agreed upon by himself, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki, and Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo.
Gachagua indicated that the list would be completed by December 12 before the mass shooting could begin.
He warned the Nandi Chiefs, “I love chiefs, but I love the young people more.”
He added that the sale of illegal brew in Nandi County had been cut by 70%, but he urged the County Commissioner not to relent until it was totally abolished.
“County Commissioner, can you call your chiefs and your village elders and agree,” he went on to say.
The Deputy President directed National Government Administrative Officers (NGAOs) to seek assistance from the Church.
After Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei accused a group of NGAOs of facilitating the sale of illegal brew, Gachagua issued an ultimatum to chiefs.
The Deputy President has been at the forefront of Kenya’s campaign against illegal brew, primarily in the Mt Kenya region and, more recently, in the Rift Valley.