West Pokot County Governor Prof John Lonyangapuo on Saturday morning made a surprise visit to a dispensary in his county to find that no one had reported to work.
The time on his phone was 7.55 am, Saturday 18 and the dispensary was closed.
‘This person is behaving like a primary school teacher who goes home over the weekend, forgetting that sickness does not know weekends. We pay them over Ksh 100,000 per month. Well too bad, job lost immediately’ said Lonyangapuo.
Below watch how it went down.
The dispensary is in a remote village in North Pokot near the Kenya – Uganda border is called Losam Dispensary
“He (the nurse) is a joker. Sickness does not know weekends. On Monday, he should not step here because he prefers being home than working. You can’t lock a government facility this way,” he said.
The governor said the nurse had neglected his duties at the expense of patients.
He further noted that last week he dispersed four trucks of drugs and a water tank but health workers have failed to utilise them.