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Kaberamaido Government Workers Not Paid for Several Months

Like Jackson Abong Abwangamoi, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer in Kaberamaido attributes the salary issues to the wage shortfalls, which he notes is not matching with the recruited staff. He revealed that some staff are likely to go up to March, 2020 without salary if no immediate action is taken.
Albert Ejoku, the District Chairperson Kaberamaido.

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Hundreds of civil servants in Kaberamaido district are struggling to survive after several months without being paid salary. The salary anomaly ensued following the creation of Kalaki district in July, 2019.

Some staff have not been able to receive their salaries from July due to changes in the payroll.  The most affected are staff in the health department, administration, production and natural resource among others.

Like Jackson Abong Abwangamoi, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer in Kaberamaido admitted that they have challenges in paying salary. He revealed that some staff are likely to go till  March, 2020 without salary if no immediate action is taken.

Abwangamoi explained that the district only managed to pay 69 staff in the health department in November, leaving hundreds to gamble. The district needs at least five billion shillings to pay the staff.

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Margret Anyinge, the Assistant Nursing Officer in Kaberamaido Hospital says the situation is making some staff lose morale in work especially as Christmas draws closer. She warns that if the situation continues up to next year, they will be left with no option other than laying down their tools in protest.

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Albert Ejoku, the Kaberamaido district chairman says the matter needs urgent attention from government to avoid staff going on strike.