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Daily Nation : February 25th 2014
DAILY NATION Tuesday February 25, 2014 Authority their jobs, shows report 53.3 per cent of total workforce in counties are men while the rest are women, survey reveals BY SAMWEL BORN MAINA @Bornmaina email@example.com S taff distribution by gender in counties is within the constitutional require- ments, a new government report has found. The report shows that 53.3 per cent of the total workforce in counties are men and the rest women. But a breakdown of the statis- tics in different counties paints a different picture, with some devolved units having more than two thirds of the same gender. The worst hit county is Man- dera, with 86 per cent of the total workforce in the devolved unit being male. The report says that only the Department of Immigration had achieved the required 30 per cent gender rule in its workforce. Other worst hit counties are Lamu which has a 76 per cent male workforce, Wajir (73 per cent), Turkana (75 per cent), Samburu (69 per cent) and West Pokot (69 per cent). This means these counties have not met the one third gender rule as spelt out in the Constitution. In Lamu, for example, females were only adequately represented at the county headquarters while some departments lack a female worker. The scenario is mirrored in Wajir County, where some departments do not have female workers. But in Isiolo, things are differ- ent. The constitutional gender threshold has been met with 56 per cent of the workforce drawn from females. Some departments in these counties have a 100 per cent male workforce. In some counties, however, the women workforce is more than the male labour force. 86 COUNTY JOBS CRISIS National News 11 Most employees in offices are from same tribe: Report BY NATION REPORTER Several counties have not met the desired composition of ethnic groups in their workforce, a study shows. Some counties are yet to meet the 30 per cent constitutional threshold of the workforce to be made up of other ethnic groups besides the indigenous community in the region. According to the report, Percentage of men who constitute the workforce in Mandera County In Nairobi County, for instance, 51 per cent of the workforce are females against 49 per cent males. Although the gender rule had been achieved in the county, it was discovered that some departments are dominated by more than two thirds female workers. The Sports and Arts Depart- ment has an 85 per cent female workforce, the Health Department has 74 per cent female workforce, the Labour Department has a 71 per cent female workforce while the Devolution and Planning Department has 68 per cent female workers. The same scenario is found in Kisumu, Murang’a, Meru and Nakuru counties where 51 per cent of the county workforce ST. 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In Kisumu, says the report, the overall labour force met the gender rule, although the number of male staff was high in most departments while females take the largest share in the biggest Health Department. In Kiambu County, 59 per cent of the total workforce are females while Mombasa is the second county with the highest number of female workers at 56.9 per cent. Machakos has a 54 per cent female workforce while Nyeri and Kirinyaga have 52 per cent and 51 per cent female staff respectively. The report recommends deliberate staff deployment or recruitment in some counties to meet the desired gender parity. more than 70 per cent of the total workforce in different counties are from the same ethnic group leaving only less than 30 per cent for other tribes. Only 11 counties have less than 70 per cent of staff coming from one ethnic tribe. In Taita Taveta, 51 per cent make up the dominant tribe, Marsabit has only 29 per cent, Isiolo 39 per cent, Tharaka-Nithi has 63 per cent, Samburu 39 per cent, Uasin Gishu 65 per cent, Nandi 56 per cent, Nakuru has 50 per cent, Narok 58 per cent, Busia 58 per cent while Nairobi has 49 per cent, of the total workforce being of the same ethnicity. But according to the report, given the cosmopolitan nature of Nairobi County, 49 per cent of the total workforce coming from the same tribe was a high figure. The study showed that of the 13,580 workers in Nairobi, 6,649 were from the particular ethnic community. In Kiambu County, the dominant community constituted 80 per cent of the total workforce. Kisumu, another cos- mopolitan county did not meet the 30 per cent rule with 77 per cent of the total workforce sharing the same tribe. The dominance is mirrored across all the departments except Home Affairs and Culture. In Nakuru, 48 per cent of the workers is from the same tribe. The county, a cosmopolitan area, had achieved the desired staff distribution across different tribes. The report also found out there were 13 ethnic groups in Bomet County’s workforce although Kalenjin form 74 per cent of the entire labour force. Bomet County Assembly met the 30 pc rule with 37 pc of the county Assembly members coming from different tribes.” Report Email to KENNASU@unhcr.org, insert Tender reference number on the subject line Complete set of tender documents can be requested by email to KENNASU@unhcr.org. Depending on your specialty, Please insert the Tender reference relevant to your Business on the subject line of your email. Else collect a hard copy from Supply Chain Unit Office at UNHCR Dadaab/Kakuma/Nairobi. Offers must be hand delivered in a sealed envelope and deposited in the tender box located at UNHCR Representation in Kenya, Lynwood Court, off Waiyaki Way - opposite Lion Place Westlands or UNHCR Reception at Sub Office Dadaab/Kakuma. Closing Date: 11 March 2014 - Late offers will not be considered. UNHCR reserves the right to reject part or whole offers without assigning any reason whatsoever and will not be obliged to select the lowest offer.
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