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Kisumu County workers demonstrate over unpaid salaries

Workers in Kisumu County have launched a demonstration over delayed July and August salaries.

The workers who matched in Kisumu County in protest pitched camp at Jomo Kenyatta grounds calling for a no pay no work.

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Led by union leaders, they said they had already issued a notice the administration led by Kisumu Governor Anyan’g Nyong’o but nothing has been done.

They further explained some of the problems its members are going through ranging from unpaid rent, school fees and basic needs at home.

Also read: Ekeza Sacco:protesting members paralyze Kiambu road

In addition to that, they said its members are currently having issues with a financial institution who had issued the loans.

First to hold demonstration was the county health workers who are also demanding payment and better health care facilities.

Also read: Police engage traders in running battles in Nairobi

The county workers blamed the delayed salaries on the current tag of war between counties and the executive on budget allocation.

Kisumu County Assembly has up to yesterday not tabled the 2019/20 budget that could have seen the payment of salaries.

Under the leadership of an acting speaker following the rejection of Speaker Onyango Oloo, the assembly is expected to table the budget on Thursday.

Also read: EACC raid homes of Kisumu County Speaker Onyango Oloo

Speaker Onyango Oloo is currently under investigation over-inflation of cost of the development of Lake Basin Mall located on the Kisumu-Kakamega highway.

Berryl Achieng
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