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Sonko Yet To Pay County Employees Despite Several Pledges

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Nairobi county government  workers under governor Mike Sonko’s administration continue with their strike demanding their three months salary.

The workers have been demonstrating for two weeks now with county promising to settle them a pledge that has not been honoured to date.

According to  Nairobi County Government Workers Union Secretary General  Benson Oliang’a they were to be paid yesterday  as per chief officer finance pledge but till Tuesday afternoon no one had received   payment.

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‘‘We are being told that the controller of budget  has not approved salary request but what we are left wondering is why the payment has been held….for now that’s not our job we want our employer to sort out whatever is pending so that we can be paid,’’ Oliang’a  told Ghetto Radio News.

They have however, blamed Nairobi Metropolitan Services  over their payment delays saying  NMS split the payroll making it difficult  to asses those that have been paid and those who have not yet been paid by NMS.

‘‘After court ruling NMS paid  staff who were seconded and we still insist that it’s against the law because NMS is not our employer, so workers being paid salaries by NMS should take note  that it’s not just salaries we are demanding but also statutory deductions,’’ he added.