Not Business As Usual As Murang’a County Health Workers Threaten To Stike Over Delayed Payments.

The health workers threatened to down their tools by Wednesday, June 30, if the county government will not have payed their dues dues.

They claimed that they have gone for three months without pay.

According to the health workers, their plight has not been addressed even after writing to the County government.

Billy Muriuki, an official, noted that other counties have paid their heath workers and wondered why it is not the same case in Murang’a.

“We have been wondering why our county government cannot adopt similar measures to ensure its workers are remunerated,” Muriuki said.

“Raising money for basic necessities such as food and school fees for our kids has become a challenge for health workers,” he stated.

Additionally, Clinical Officers Union Chairperson, Wangai Kahando said that they have been penalized by the banks since they don’t have money to pay the loans adding that the local administration’s failure to remit deductions is to blame.