The County Government of Elgeyo Marakwet has summarily dismissed one of its senior employees working in the Department of Finance and Economic Planning over alleged misconduct.
Alex Kipchumba Tarus was sacked based on accusations that he altered the county government’s records leading to loss of KSh 800 bob.
A dismissal letter obtained by North Rift Mirror on Sunday, August 19, indicated Tarus had appeared before the County’s Public Service Board in relation to the alleged misconduct, after which the board resolved to send him packing.
“I wish to convey the decision of the County Public Service Board to summarily dismiss you from service with effect from July 30, 2018, on grounds of gross misconduct,” Francis Bartoo, Secretary of the Elgeyo Marakwet County Public Service Board stated in the letter dated August 9, 2018.
According to the letter, the Board’s decision to fire Tarus came after the county employee was interdicted on March 15, 2018, and following his appearance before the Board on July 31, 2018.
“The findings of the investigations ordered by the Board established that you altered County Government records which led to a loss of KSh 800,” the letter further stated.
Tarus was given 90 days to appeal his dismissal to the Public Service Commission in the event that he was dissatisfied with the decision of the county government.