Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti Holds Salaries Of Mutua Ghost Workers

As part of its efforts to clean up its payroll, Machakos County has delayed salary payments totaling Ksh 154 million to personnel named in the national public service commission report.

The action follows the Human Resource Audit taskforce’s proposal to withhold Ksh 268 million due to outstanding concerns on individual cases.

The announcement was made yesterday by Governor Wavinya Ndeti, who stated that she had received an interim report from the Human Resource Audit team, which was formed in October.

The task force recommended withholding Ksh 268 million from Machakos County’s payroll in September, prompting the governor to halt further payments until proper documentation verification is completed, according to the report.

“I want to assure all county employees that, up to and until all documents of the affected officers are verified and authenticated, only then will the legitimate benefits be reinstated,” she said.

The county has suspended employee payments totaling Ksh 5.4 million, as well as salaries totaling Ksh 11.5 million for all employees on study leave; special duties and extraneous allowances totaling Ksh 97 million have also been suspended.

Salaries for legitimately employed county employees, on the other hand, will not be affected.

“I have directed the County Secretary to process salaries for October and November 2022 respectively for employees who are not affected by the aforementioned issues by the end of this month,” Wavinya added.