Sonko orders installation of biometric card readers in county offices

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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko when he registered Huduma Namba at City Hall on May 8th2019. Sonko has ordered the installation of biometric card readers across all county offices to ensure staff report to work on time, he also encouraged all Nairobians to register for the Huduma Namba/COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has ordered for the installation of Bio-metric Card readers in all County offices to ensure that staff report to work on time.

The Governor said lately, staff have developed a ‘kanjo’ mentality, reporting to work late and leaving early, thus giving minimal service Nairobi residents.

“My administration will recognize, reward and promote staff who deliver on their targets, but has no room for lazy people who just want to use their county offices to conduct their personal businesses,” said Sonko.

He spoke at City Hall on Wednesday during the launch of the Huduma Namba registration for county staff.

Sonko said the Huduma Namba will enhance security at City Hall.

The number will complement the new staff badges that will be rolled out this year.

All county employees will be issued with new badges, which will help security personnel identify county workers, clients and visitors.

“That is why the Public Service Management must fast-track the roll out of the new staff badges and urgently install biometric card readers across our offices,” said the Governor.

He encouraged all Nairobians to register for the Huduma Namba.

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