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Comply With Court  Order and Release Our Workers, Union Officials Tell NMS


Nairobi County government Workers Union  now wants the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) to comply with a court order declaring the transfer of 6000 county workers illegal.

Speaking to Ghetto radio News  the Unions’ secretary general Boniface Waweru says the process was  unlawful as cited by the courts and that the Nairobi Public Service board is the only  body mandated by  law to handle county employees including hiring, transfer ,promotion  and even dismissing workers.

‘‘We want the NMS to comply with the orders and release our workers from Public Service Commission.NMS itself has been declared illegal we want back our employees.’’ He said.

He further  urged governor Mike Sonko to continue fighting for the rights of workers saying the deed  of transfer was illegal and dead on arrival.

On Thursday the labour court  declared the Deed of Transfer of Functions executed between the National Government and Nairobi City County Government as illegal  and irregular.

Justice Hellen Wasilwa ruled that the deal was not approved by the County Assembly therefore making it unlawful further giving the state 90 days to regularize the same.

The court further declared the transfer of 6,000 county employees and the secondment of CEOs to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) as irregular saying Nairobi Public Service Board was not consulted.