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Union threatens to sue Waiguru over ghost workers’ layoff

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru announcing the biometric registration of public servants to get rid of ghost workers. The government could spend up to Sh185 billion to retrench as many as 40,000 civil servants by the end of next year, according to a confidential draft report seen by the Sunday Nation. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru announcing the biometric registration of public servants to get rid of ghost workers. The government could spend up to Sh185 billion to retrench as many as 40,000 civil servants by the end of next year, according to a confidential draft report seen by the Sunday Nation. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

A union has threatened to sue Planning secretary Anne Waiguru afresh for presiding over registration of workers, which led to the removal of more than 12,500 civil servants from the payroll.

Kenya County Government Workers Union general-secretary Roba Duba said the two-month long exercise was in breach of earlier Industrial Court orders.

He said the union would sue Ms Waiguru for contempt over the registration exercise that was aimed at weeding out ghost workers.

An inter-governmental committee responsible for the vetting on Monday said that 160,012 employees were registered out of the targeted 175,522, leaving 12,510 unaccounted for.

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