STRIKE

Nairobi City Hall staffers down tools over salary delays

Workers have raised concerns of poor working conditions as well as late salary payments.

In Summary

• Through their union representatives, they have managed to mobilize the workers not to report for duty through notices that were posted on each entrance.

• Heavy security has been deployed to manage the situation, although the situation on the ground is calm at the moment.

Nairobi County staffers operating from the City Hall refuse to report to their work station before their demands are met
Nairobi County staffers operating from the City Hall refuse to report to their work station before their demands are met
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI

Nairobi county staffers operating from the City Hall have refused to report to their work stations unless their demands are met.

Through their union representatives, they have managed to mobilize the workers not to report for duty through notices that were posted on each entrance, raising concerns of poor working conditions as well as late salary payments.

Nairobi County staffers operating from the City Hall refuse to report to their work station before their demands are met
Nairobi County staffers operating from the City Hall refuse to report to their work station before their demands are met
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Heavy security has been deployed to manage the situation, although the situation on the ground is calm at the moment.

Heavy security deployed to manage the situation
Heavy security deployed to manage the situation
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Security deployed to access the situation
Security deployed to access the situation
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI

The workers assembled outside City Hall Annexe awaiting further communication in the said ongoing meeting between their representatives and the Nairobi county council government.

Workers wait at the entrance as they wait for further communication in the said ongoing meeting between their representatives and the Nairobi County council Government
Workers wait at the entrance as they wait for further communication in the said ongoing meeting between their representatives and the Nairobi County council Government
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI

The Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) had earlier raised concerns over non-functional lifts and poor working conditions at City Hall.

Nairobi County staffers operating from the City Hall refuse to report to their work station before their demands are met
Nairobi County staffers operating from the City Hall refuse to report to their work station before their demands are met
Image: /WILFRED NYANGARESI

In a letter dated February 10, the union’s Deputy secretaries Augustine and Calvince Okello highlighted that the poor working conditions have not only affected workers but also people visiting for services.