Kitui County Workers Suspend Strike after Talks

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Kitui County Workers have suspended the planned strike today after a dialogue with Governor Charity Ngilu. Addressing the Members of the Fourth Estate after a consultation session with the county leadership, Union of Kenya Civil Servants County Secretary Ben Munyalo said the Governor had assured them of a fast resolve in ensuring payment of salaries to the staff is done.

“The Governor has assured us that the issue will be solved next week. The limbo therefore stands answered”. He said.

Munyalo said they have agreed to lift the strike that had earlier been set for Tuesday 16th this month.

He said the union will be meeting the county administration on quarterly basis to address issues of promotions, designations, transfers, competitiveness, confirmation and trainings to avoid strikes that may hurt services in the county.

Kitui County Government Workers Chairman Stephen Kitheka said the move by the Governor to intervene on the staff concerns was timely saying that was a good precedence by the county top leadership.

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“We appreciate your consideration on the issues raised by the county staff. We’ve a duty to join hands in solving what needs the devotion of all stakeholders” said Kitheka.

On her part, Governor Ngilu said payment of staff salaries will be done confirming the county will receive an allocation from the Controller of Budget early next week.

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