Kenya: Sonko Introduces Biometric Card Reader in All County Offices

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Nairobi City County Governor Mike Sonko launching the biometric system.

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 'laziness' of staff in these offices has negatively affecting service delivery within the county.

According to the governor, staff have developed a 'kanjo' mentality, reporting to work late and leave early, thus giving minimal service to residents of 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.

Sonko was speaking 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," Sonko said.

At the same, Sonko has encouraged all Nairobians to register for the Huduma Namba.

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