KHPS to take legal action against Meru County Government for recruiting 96 members to non-existing positions


Meru County Government being accused of advertising and recruiting 96 members of the Kenya Health Professionals society to non-existing positions in the county jobs.

This reached the public after a letter addressed to the Meru County Public Service Board by the Kenya Health Professional Society (KHPS) secretary general Moses Lorre threatening to take legal action against the board reached the media.

According to Lorre, unless the matter is resolved amicably within the next 14 days, the society will have no option but to seek legal redress on behalf of their members.

The 96 KHPS members are said to have been offered job opportunities by the county government but were never deployed despite reporting to the county offices on 1st September 2017 as required, contrary to the labor relations and employment act.

The employees are said to be in the dark as they do not know whether the jobs exist or not and whether they should go start hunting other jobs.

Lorre said that the above members are suffering financially and currently facing unbearable conditions due to loss of income, yet the office has remained silent on the matter despite attempts by the members to seek redress from them.

According to the letter, the members had to resign from their previous jobs upon receipt of the appointment letters and reported to the offices as required.