Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis has cried over the low level of education among his 3,802 county employees.

The governor said only 13 % of County staff have a first and post-graduate degree qualification.

Kiptis was reacting to a human resource report, which also revealed that employees with diplomas add up to 26 %.

Those with professional certificates 15 % while 46 % are holders of KCSE, KCPE certificates, and below.

Kiptis said that the low levels of education are disadvantageous to career advancement especially among the employees whose highest qualification was KCPE certificate level.

“If you ended your training at certificate level, kindly advance to diploma and if you are a diploma holder go for a Degree then Masters and beyond. We are not happy to continue seeing a situation whereby an employee’s promotion is curtailed due to low academic qualifications,” he said.

Kiptis was speaking at a Kabarnet hotel when he presided over a ceremony of handing over promotion certificates to more than 3, 400 workers in different job cadres.

He congratulated some of the county staff who had remained in one job group for more than 20 years saying they deserve applause for being patient for such a duration.

He added that his administration is in the process of establishing a digital record system that will enhance the efficiency of service delivery at the human resource department which is operating on what he described as an analog system.