By Allan Otieno
Four top inspectorate officers in Nairobi County have been redeployed to Commerce and tourism department following a fallout with Chief officer security and compliance Mark Leleruk.
The four officers include Inspectorate new director Benjamin Omondi, Fdeputy Director Joseph Kipsang, Assistant Director Caroline Wairimu Njuguna and Assistant Director Tom Seme.
The redeployment was done through a letter by Acting County Secretary Jairus Musumba.
‘‘Pursuant of article 72 of county government Act 2012 it has been decided that you be and hereby transferred/redeployed from security compliance sector to commerce,tourism and industrialization sector,” Musumba’s letter reads.
Omondi told Ghetto Radio News that he was ejected from the office by administrative police.
‘‘Yes we have been told to vacate as we speak am out but to my surprise they sent the Aps to eject me… so far that is the position,” he said.
According to sources Leleruk is running the show at Inspectorate and the move to redeploy Omondi and other officers has been occasioned by perennial fights with his juniors over interests.
‘‘He first refused to let Omondi assume that office and it took intervention of Raila Odinga and General Badi to have him take office, after that moment Leleruk has been so bitter with the four officers let us remind him that he is not an employee of Nairobi city county government,” a source said.
Meanwhile County Union boss Festus Ngari is heading to court to challenge the decision to redeploy the four officers.