In Summary
  • The over 13,000 workers received September salaries on October 31.
  • Mr Olianga said that they are expecting salaries to be paid by November 6.
  • He has now renewed his rivalry with the governor after seven city inspectorate officers were arrested.

The Kenya County Government Workers Union has raised concerns over failure by the Nairobi City County government to pay its employees’ salaries for two months despite getting approval to spend Sh2.2 billion on salaries.

Last week the Controller of Budget had given the go ahead to Nairobi County to withdraw Sh2.2 billion from the county revenue fund account to pay September and October salaries but instead only cleared September salaries.

The county’s monthly wage bill is Sh1.1 billion.

“We are just concerned why the county failed to pay salaries for two months yet the cash had been released. These people are jokers,” said Mr Benson Olianga, the union’s secretary.

SEPTEMBER PAY

The over 13,000 workers received September salaries on October 31, with City Hall saying that the treasury had failed to remit funds on time.

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