Kenya: Sonko Orders Biometric Machines Installed At All County Offices

Nairobi City County Governor Mike Sonko launching the biometric system.

Nairobi — Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has ordered the installation of biometric card readers across all county offices to ensure staff report to work on time.

The governor said a bad trend of laziness has creeped in among county staff, negatively affecting service delivery.

He said lately, staff have developed a mentality, reporting to work late and leave early, thus giving minimal service Nairobi residents.

"My administration will recognise, 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 the 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 flamboyant Governor.

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