The 1,000 staff members would consist of 800 inspectorate officers and 200 firefighters.
According to a memo issued by County Secretary Leboo Morintat, the last time the county recruited staff was almost 20 years ago.
“The County’s Security, Compliance and Disaster Management Sector has been experiencing challenges in executing its core mandate of security, enforcement, compliance and disaster management due to shortage of staff. An analysis of the sector staff indicates that the last recruitment was done in the year 1999 eighteen years down the line,” the memo reads in part.
Leboo added that almost half of the total staff in the sector have an average age of 50 or more.
“This scenario creates a challenge in terms of service delivery since this is a sector that requires a younger and vibrant workforce to cope with rigour of offering services to citizens,” he said.
With each sector lacking the required amount of staff recommended for the county of Nairobi, the move is sure to enhance operations.
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