Staff down tools over non-payment of salary

Over 300 workers of Muhoroni Sugar Company on Monday protested in Muhoroni Sub County over nonpayment of salaries for two months.

Waving twigs and placards, they vowed to derail the operations of the company until they are paid their salary arrears.

The staffs accused the top management at the company of run-away corruption and inability to pay their salaries promptly.

“We want our salaries to be paid in full. We cannot work for free yet other top leaders in the company are enjoying our hard work’s sweat,” said one of the protestors who wished not to be named for fear of victimisation.

Muhoroni deputy county commissioner Kipkech Lotiatia who addressed the workers and their officials later said their grievances will be addressed.

“We have managed to meet the company’s administration together with the Union representatives. The workers complaints will be addressed soon,” he said without delving into the matter.

Efforts to seek clarification from the management were thwarted as security guards insisted they were in a crisis meeting.

KNA by John Ochanda