Nairobi, April 5 -- Wrangling over who between the national and county governments should hire health workers threatens to puncture the fight against the coronavirus.

On Friday, the chairman of the Council of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya asked the Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe and the Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman Stephen Kirogo to immediately call off the exercise and allow counties do it.

"County governments note with utmost concern that the Public Service Commission is advertising positions on behalf of the county governments. Kindly note that this will not work since the function of hiring staff is a preserve of the county public service boards," Mr Oparanya wrote.


The governor accused the national go...