In Summary
  • County workers in the Mount Kenya region Tuesday made good their threats to paralyse services over the delay in their July salaries.
  • In Meru, services at the referral hospital were paralysed while in Embu, the workers demonstrated outside Governor Martin Wambora’s office.
  • Workers in Tharaka-Nithi were urged to report to work today after receiving their pay.
  • In Kitui the aggrieved county workers marched to Governor Charity Ngilu’s office. They said they would not return to work until they are paid.

Twenty-one counties are yet to pay their workers, even as strikes by county employees began in a number of the devolved units across the country.

According to Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) General Secretary Roba Duba, seven counties, namely West Pokot, Kilifi, Kisumu, Samburu, Homa Bay, Kitui and Laikipia, have not paid their workers.

“The counties mentioned above have not paid their workers, and we are yet to get any communication from them,” said Mr Duba.

SERVICES PARALYSED

He added that Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Busia counties had promised to pay by close of business, and the union was still waiting for them to honour the promise.

Isiolo, Murang’a and Baringo counties promised to pay on Wednesday while Uasin Gishu, Embu, Kericho, Elgeyo Marakwet, Meru, Marsabit and Nakuru counties pledged to pay by Friday this week.

Meanwhile, Attorney-General Paul Kihara Kariuki will Wednesday offer an advisory opinion on whether the National Treasury can advance money to the counties.

County workers in the Mount Kenya region Tuesday made good their threats to paralyse services over the delay in their July salaries. In Meru, services at the referral hospital were paralysed while in Embu, the workers demonstrated outside Governor Martin Wambora’s office. Workers in Tharaka-Nithi were urged to report to work today after receiving their pay.

Page 1 of 2