In Summary
  • County employees last week issued a seven-day strike notice over the delays by the respective counties to pay their July salaries.
  • Four more counties including Kilifi, Busia, Kirinyaga and Uasin Gishu have committed to pay their employees by Monday.

Normal operations in at least 15 counties will be disrupted from Tuesday when county government staff down their tools over delays in the payment of their July salaries.

This comes after the county employees last week issued a seven-day strike notice over the delays by the respective counties to pay their July salaries.

PAY SALARIES

Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) Secretary-General Roba Duba said that only 28 counties have and paid their workers.

Four more counties including Kilifi, Busia, Kirinyaga and Uasin Gishu have committed to pay their employees by Monday.

At least 15 counties have neither paid the salaries nor committed to do so before the expiry of the strike notice.

The counties are Kitui, Machakos, Embu, Meru, Bungoma, Samburu, Nakuru, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Tharaka-Nithi, Isiolo, Marsabit, West Pokot, Kisumu, Baringo and Samburu.

“From Tuesday, there is going to be total paralysis of services rendered by our members,” said Mr Duba on Sunday.

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