Speaking from the Governor's office premises during a prayer service today on September 26th, the Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka warned county staff that they must exhibit professionalism and ethical conduct while working with him.
The Governor who faced heavy criticism during his term over the infamous 'non-carcinogenic wheelbarrow' scandal pledged that he will not purge or fix anyone but will expect that the county employees uphold transparency in their work.
That in the event of any scandal or questionable conduct, those implicated will carry their own crosses.
The Governor also demanded loyalty from the county staff saying that loyalty can lead to great achievements while lack of the same can lead to failure.
On this, he had started by saying that "I asked you the county staff to relax because I know that transitions are very tricky.
There are those of you who campaigned for me, I appreciate you and those of you who campaigned against me but I have forgiven you too.
The weight of unforgiveness is so heavy that I cannot carry and I understand circumstances put some of you in very difficult positions.
Some of you were my old friends and I've worked with some of you but let the past be the past. I am looking forward to smoothly working together."
He then added that "I want you to listen and listen very carefully what the Bible says about the 'Law of the Inner Circle' in the book of Kings. A chapter titled "Solomon ensures loyalty."
Solomon had to make some tough but crucial leadership decisions at the beginning of his reign.
First, he had to deal with men scamming for power, starting from his brother Adonijah who tried to set up his own Kingdom.
One-by-one, King Solomon sieved the loyalty of his associates then removed all those who refused to cooperate with him.
Solomon knew that he could never work with the renegades no matter how influential or strategic they might seem.
The young king ensured that his inner circle includes only loyal men who wanted to work with him."
His point was that "I want to tell those of you who are going to be close to me that you are going to make us either succeed or fail and people are going to watch you.
In the next few days, I am going to constitute my Government and we're still going to work with some of the CECs, and Chief Officers that are here because most of them are on contract.
But I want you to know that this is Mr. Lusaka who is the Governor. Let us adjust to the new administration and work.
What I want to ask of you is that please do the right thing. I am not a person who will witch-hunt anybody. Just do the right thing for the people of Bungoma.
I will not fix my people or discriminate against anyone because administration does not work like that.
Administration is seamless lakini ujue ukifanya makosa utabeba msalaba wako."
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