On Wednesday 30th, September 2020 – Section of Kitui county Government Employees Staged a Demonstrations against The County Leadership of Kitui over salary delay.
The Peaceful demonstrators where demanding an end to the budgetary stalemate between Assembly and the Executive that has led to continued salary delays for the last three months, the COUNTY DIARY Reports.
In their hundreds, They converged at Kitui Stadium, walked past Kitui town chanting “we need money”, we are suffering, we demand our salaries to the office of the Governor Charity Ngilu.
The Governor was at the ATC hall Chairing a Consultative meeting with County Assembly leadership over budget stalemate when demonstrators stormed her office.
They were told the Governor Ngilu was at the ATC hall, they matched all the way to where the Governor Ngilu was, the Governor addressed them and assured them that the pertinent issues between County assembly and the executive had been resolved, their salary will be at the bank accounts as early as next week.
The Kitui County executive and the Assembly have assured workers that a truce on the budget stalemate following a long day meeting attended by Governor Charity Ngilu, Speaker George Ndoto and Assembly’s budget committee members has been resolved.
This paves way for the Kitui County Assembly to debate and pass the memorandum of the Governor with the agreed amendments.
Governor Ngilu and Speaker Ndoto in a joint address to the representatives of the workers noted that they will work closely to complete the budgetary process to unlock the disbursement of the funds.
The two leaders were addressing a peaceful procession of employees at the Agricultural Training College in Kitui town. The employees were demanding the payment of the delayed salaries.
Governor Ngilu regretted the stalemate, noting that she understands the suffering of the workers following the delayed payment of salaries.
Speaker George Ndoto assured the employees that the assembly had agreed with the Executive and “they had reached harmonized negotiations” to end the tussle.