Fraud –Elgeyo Market County is losing billions of money to hundreds of ghost workers.
In the report from the auditor, a total of 112 ghost workers have been flagged as fake and who have been gobbling billions in salaries every month.
Institute of Human Resource Management made this expose’ on how mysterious individuals are receiving the money in form of salaries with little trace to track them.
And to clean the payroll, area governor, Wesley Rotich, promised to spearhead the listing exercise that will see legitimate workers remain on the county government payroll.
He clarified that the devolved unit is working on cleaning the payroll and weeding out avenues that former officials used to siphon billions of tax payers money.
“The way forward is that we will have an implementation committee of this report. This will enable us to interrogate things further,” the governor explained.
In the latest county employee function, the ghost workers were a no show indicating that his county was losing a lot of money to the said fraudsters.
The group is also said to have missed the recent head count that was meant toascertain the exact number of public servants in the county.
“The immediate thing is that I will instruct payroll to stop salary processing so that they produce themselves.
“This is because if you cannot come and present yourself for an audit, it is impossible that you can be working for the county,” Rotich stated.
Auditor’s office has, not once, warned that ghost workers have been a big problem in many counties as they gobble development funds meant to uplift the living standards of other innocent residents.
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