Nairobi county workers issue 3-week strike notice over delayed salaries
Nairobi county government workers have issued a three-week strike notice should the county fail to remit Ksh.560 million pending salary.
The county’s boss, Anne Kananu is being accused of diverting funds to unauthorised expenditures which include statutory deductions and union dues amounting to Ksh.490.47 million between October and December last year.
“Be warned, failure to pay all the deductions within 21 days will leave us with no option but to institute serious industrial action you holding, the concerned officers personally responsible as to attendant consequences thereof,” said Roba Duba, the Secretary-General of Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) said,
More than 12,000 workers are also claiming January pay that has totaling Ksh.70 million.
Despite city hall making a requisition to the Controller of Budget (CoB) Dr. Marharet Nyakango, KCGW boss accused them of failing to remit the statutory deductions and union dues.
However, the union has called upon the CoB controller of budget Dr. Nyakang’o to conduct an investigation and audit of the work plans from October to December 2021 to confirm that public money was well used.