Nurses disrupt County bursary launch
The Nyamira County government bursary launch was cut short by nurses who demanded their two months’ pay arrears from the Deputy Governor (DG) Amos Nyaribo, who was presiding over the event.
Nyaribo was launching a Sh. 121 million County secondary schools bursary where more than 30,000 students were awarded.
Led by their secretary general Mr. Richard Orutwa, the nurses forced the DG to end his speech and address their plight.
They demanded to know why their May and June salaries, and increment were delayed despite other County employees promptly receiving theirs.
Nyaribo, while addressing them at the County headquarters noted that their pay had delayed due to the signatory, Governor Nyagarama’s absence for the last 2 months.
On their salary increment, Nyaribo said the National Treasury had delayed to factor their hike as to the CBA agreement met September last year, and was therefore not captured in the 2017/18 budget.
He said he had taken necessary steps and that they are likely to start receiving their salaries from today (Thursday June 28, 2018).
Nyagarama has been away from the County for the last two months for specialized treatment in the USA.
The nurses have threatened to boycott work if they are not paid by the end of this week.
By Daniel Mecha/ Erick Ongeri