By MN Reporter
An audit by the Institute of Human Resource Management has revealed that Migori county employed 607 sangwenyas or ghost workers.
.An audit by the Institute of Human Resource Management has revealed that Migori county employed 607 sangwenyas or ghost workers.
The audit was commissioned by governor Ochillo Ayacko and the report was received on Friday at the State House which involved audit of the payroll and workforce.
The report revealed former governor Okoth Obado had employed 427 casuals, but audit revealed the number was 1,034 showing 607 were ghosts.
In Migori, the ghosts were named ‘sangwenyas’ a rag-tag political outfit which had been used to harass opponents of the administration. Most ‘sangwenyas’ were placed in revenue collection which showed the county was losing millions.
The audit on the payroll audit showed disparity Sh120m in a month and in another jumping to over Sh200m.
“This will be the first step towards service delivery and giving our mandate and pledges to the people which was to streamline and seal corruption loopholes since annually we were losing Sh60m to ghosts,” Ayacko said.
Further in same workers in a similar job groups were receiving different salaries with a discrepancy of Sh300,000 between them.
Employment was done without budget, positions were not advertised and ghost position created for individuals.
“The audit will show were the ghost worked, who were their supervisors and put in place those who will be prudent with tax payers money,” he said.
The report was handed to Caleb Opondi the new Public Service Management and Devolution executive.