It’s ‘free parking’ in CBD as City Hall workers boycott work – PHOTOS
Parking in the city centre is free and hawkers can occupy any spot they please after City Hall workers boycotted work on Wednesday.
The workers are protesting over unpaid April salaries, although the county government received Sh1.021 billion from National Treasury on Tuesday to pay off the salaries.
The Kenya County Government Workers Union recalled all their Nairobi members from their work station on Wednesday morning to hold a protest march at City Hall.
Nairobi County Secretary Dr Robert Ayisi however termed the strike illegal since money has already been paid to the workers’ accounts.
“Sh1 billion has been remitted to Co-operative bank. Staff who have accounts in Coop bank and Nacico (Nairobi City County Sacco) will receive their salaries today in their bank accounts, while those in other banks will receive their salaries tomorrow because of clearance procedures,” said Dr Ayisi.
“Everybody should go back to work there is no cause for alarm and unnecessary picketing.”
The union secretary general Bernard Inyangala said they have withdrawn their services from parking, licences departments.