Nyamira County Chief of Staff Dennis Onsarigo has resigned, citing a challenging work environment.
In a letter to Governor Amos Nyaribo, Onsarigo expressed frustration with the governor, stating that his attempts to improve the situation were unsuccessful.
“It is with Heavy heart that I tender my resignation from the position of the Chief of Staff office of the governor of Nyamira County. Serving in this capacity has been a privilege and it is without considerable introspection and disappointment that I make this decision,” he said.
Onsarigo alleges intentional interference by the governor in his duties, citing instances such as reprimanding an accounting officer and non-payment of salaries to county workers, including drivers and the governor’s security team, despite funds being released by the Controller of Budget.
“I had envisioned an end to the uncomfortable and embarrassing instances where my governor was forced to stop at a petrol station waiting for his official vehicle to be fueled by an accounting officer who could not be reached on phone despite your never ending steps of reprimanding the officers,” he said.
He stated that efforts to upgrade the governor’s office by installing modern toilets were sabotaged, leading to embarrassment for visitors to the office.
“The washroom renovations have failed to capture the most essential part of what constitutes a functioning washroom, running water, and toiletries. The washroom can only be utilized as a urinal for men, side- lining women guests and staff,” he expressed.
The ex-journalist conveyed his dissatisfaction, stating that his suggestion to establish the role of an Office Administrator located at the governor’s office was thwarted.
He lamented that this intentional obstruction negatively impacted the efficiency of service delivery.
“Despite dedication and hard work from our team, it has become clear that the obstacles we face are beyond my immediate control .My continued presence in this role is regrettably not conducive to the progress we all desire,” he noted.