In Summary
  • The county staff had last week issued a seven-day strike notice.
  • Ms Kangogo said it was agreed that the county government will promote all the 10,672 staff to a grade higher.
  • Other issues settled include work injury compensation, off duty days and payment of overtime allowances.

Employees of the Nairobi City County government workers called off their strike after signing a return-to-work formula with their employer.

The strike, which was to begin on Tuesday, has now been halted after three days of meeting between the two parties.

The employees’ union officials have been having meetings since Monday with a deal only being struck Wednesday.

Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) Nairobi Branch Staff Secretary Boniface Waweru said they have agreed to call off the strike after City Hall agreed to address all the 10 issues they had raised.


“We have reached an agreement leading to the signing of a return-to-work formula. The county government has promised to address all the 10 grievances,” said Mr Waweru.

Nairobi County Devolution Executive Vesca Kangogo confirmed they had agreed to implement all the 10 issues raised within three months with monthly meetings being held to discuss progress in the implementation.

“We are glad that we have come to an agreement on all the 10 issues raised by the workers,” said Ms Kangogo.


The county staff had last week issued a seven-day strike notice over stalled promotions and right placements, non-remittance of workers statutory deductions and a poor working environment.

Other complaints were re-designations, lack of remittance of retirees’ benefits, lack of off-duty days and non-payment of overtime allowances, refund of tuition fees, work injury compensation, departmental structures, staff uniforms and resolution of pending disciplinary cases.

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