Counties could be paralyzed as strike looms

KASS Online

Workers across the counties are gearing up for a go-slow over delayed July salaries caused by the impasse on the Division of Revenue Bill 2019.

This has come after the National Assembly and Senate failed to agree on the amount of revenue to be allocated to counties.

The Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) which declared a seven-day strike notice last week warned that there will be “total paralysis of all services in the counties until the workers are paid.”

The union’s Secretary-General Roba Duba stated that any further delay in salaries will subject workers to untold suffering as they will be unable to meet their basic needs.