After turning away high-ranking officials from a meeting because they arrived minutes later than him, a newly elected governor in Kenya has garnered plaudits for his strict office policies.
Doors were to be closed for anyone arriving after the meeting’s scheduled start time of 9:00 local time, according to Governor George Natembeya of Trans-Nzoia County in western Kenya.
“When I say we meet at 9am sharp, I mean 9am sharp and not 9:01am. I personally arrived here five minutes earlier so everyone should learn to keep time. Past the said time, if you are out, remain there,” Mr Natembeya is quoted as saying by local outlets.
Discussion of the county’s five-year development plan was the purpose of the meeting with members of the County Executive Committee, the equivalent of cabinet ministers.
In his earlier position as a government administrator, the governor developed a reputation for being severe.