A few days after resuming duty following a battle with COVID-19, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has now issued a directive that all County staff follow suit.
In a Press briefing issued after a cabinet meeting on Thursday, the Governor directed the County Secretary Dr. Rufus Miriti to issue out a circular recalling all County Government staff back to office beginning Monday.
The County Government staff members have been working from home after directive was issued on August 10, 2021, requiring them to work remotely following a spike in COVID-19 cases in the county.
“As you are aware, we are headed into an electioneering year with the season of high political activities bound to commence around March next year, just five months away, and my administration is committed to ensure we complete and deliver all the developments and programs we pledged to our people,” said the Governor.
He further announced that all County Government members of staff shall be mandated to be fully vaccinated before being allowed to resume work on Monday, adding that the county minister for Health Misheck Mutuma will be tasked to facilitate and fast track vaccination of those who have not yet received the two jabs against COVID-19. All COVID-19 protocols shall be strictly adhered to during resumption of work in all departments.
Governor Kiraitu praised Deputy Governor Titus Ntuchiu and County Ministers for maintaining smooth operation of the County Government during his absence and called on them to maintain the momentum and inject more vigor and energy now that he is back to office, to ensure that all County Departments follow up and complete all ongoing programs. He directed that all procurement processes be wrapped by end of this month.
The author is a Social Media Strategist, a Digital Media Expert with interest in good Governance and Social Welfare. He is also a Mt. Kenya Youth Leader.