BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH MAY 2018-Kenya Power company has opted to hire on contract in an effort to curb corruption.According to KPLC Chair Mahboub Mohamed , employees will now sign a three-year contract .Addressing the press on Monday Mohamed said the new structure will be tested until 2023, thereafter, the company will review the same.
The structure, divided into four segments, will see all contracted staff subjected to a performance appraisal to gauge their suitability.
“As a board, we have approved that an individual will have three years term limit subject to performance appraisal that will be carried out every year.”
“This is to make the employees much more involved and responsive in their specific sectors,” Mohamed said.
Currently, Kenya Power staff are divided into two categories namely the senior management who enjoy permanent and pensionable terms and those who are field based and are on short-term contracts.
The four segments are customer focused, efficiency, staff management, and capacitation of field structure.
On Saturday, the power distributors announced the dismissal of at least 18 employees who were found to be in breach of their employment contracts.
The 18 are said to have illegally assisted over 350 Labour and Transport contractors who never met the criteria of getting tenders.
Kenya Power MD Ken Tarus is said to have called for investigations on the questionable tenders.
In the recent days there has been a public outcry over inflated bills, poor customer service, blackouts, among other challenges facing consumers