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Nyambane facing sack from plum City Hall job

The Nairobi County government has suspended the Director of Communications in the Governor’s office Walter Mongare.

The letter of suspension was written by County Secretary Dr Robert Ayisi and is dated May 3, 2016.

Dr Ayisi, in the letter, told Mr Mongare that his employment with the county government will be terminated on May 11, 2016 should he fail to comply with conditions that were stipulated in his letter of appointment.

“Take note that you should comply with the aforesaid letter (letter of appointment) from the board dated May 3, 2016 on or before May 11, 2016 failure to which your employment with the county government will be terminated without further reference to you. In the meantime you hereby stand suspended from your duties forthwith,”stated the letter.

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Mr Mongare rose to fame as a comedian in the Redykyulass comedy group together with co-actors Tony Njuguna and John Kiarie.

The group later disbanded and Mr Mongare moved to radio as comic character called Nyambane, aka Baby J Nyams, where he hosted the morning show at Kiss 100 FM with Caroline Mutoko.

Speaking to Nairobi News on phone on Wednesday, Mr Mongare said he had not received the letter and had learned of his suspension through Twitter.

“I was surprised myself when I was informed by Tweet from Robert Alai that I was suspended and I was wondering if he is the County Secretary,”said Mr Mongare.

He said there are procedures that guide the suspension of an officer, which include giving them the right to reply to any allegation.

Mr Mongare said that he will wait to receive the letter and act accordingly. In the meantime, he will ignore the order and continue with his work.

He read malice in the manner the letter was leaked to the public instead of being served to him personally.

Efforts by Nairobi News to contact Dr Ayisi on Wednesday were futile. His phone was switched off.