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City inspectorate officers under defunct NMS to be redeployed

The office of Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has dismissed claims that the city inspectorate officers who were recruited by the defunct Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) will be rendered jobless after the expiry of their contracts.

In a memo from the Chief Office in charge of security and compliance Tony Kimani to the Director of City Inspectorate, the officers whose contract came to an end have been asked to report at Dagoretti Training College on Friday.

“You are requested to release the officers to report to Dagoretti Training College on Friday 3rd at 8am. Kindly inform them to carry their working tools i.e., uniform, ceremonial dressing etc. for further instructions,” the memo reads in part.

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In 2021, the defunct NMS, under Director General Mohamed Badi, announced the recruitment of 700 enforcement officers who replaced those who retired and some who resigned.

In May last year, 241 recruits were absorbed as constables and given three-year renewable contracts subject to satisfactory performance, but their contracts were affected by the dissolution of NMS that was established by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta.

NMS was established in 2020 following an agreement with the administration of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko that led to the transfer of four key functions from the Nairobi City County Government to the National Government.

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Following the transfer of functions back to Nairobi County in September last year, Governor Sakaja assured General Badi that the county will absorb all the workers.

Governor Sakaja also said officers who worked under the defunct NMS will be retained and redeployed to different wards to help his government to deliver service.

The governor recently said his administration will employ 3,000 youths to help in garbage collection and keeping the city clean in line with his manifesto of making Nairobi a city of order.

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