- Duba said unions continue to fight for workers rights independently at whatever cost.
- The former Moyale MP called on government to work towards stabilising the economy and creating a sustainable environment for growth.
Trade unions have come out to reject claims they have let down Kenyan workers following increased raid on paycheques amid the rising cost of living.
The Kenya County Government Workers Union through secretary general Roba Duba says the unions are not dead and that their leaders are still actively fighting for their welfare.
He said the mandate of the unions in defending the rights of workers has not changed.
"Even as the country continues to face harsh economic times resulting to high cost of living, we remain steadfast in fighting for workers welfare," Duba told the Star.
His remarks follow reports alleging the death of trade unions as the government continued to raid the payslips of salaried workers.
Duba said unions continue to fight for workers rights independently at whatever cost.
The former Moyale MP called on government to work towards stabilising the economy and creating a sustainable environment for growth.
He defended the unions warm relationship with the government, saying the move is not optional but of necessity because the government is the employer of their members in the public sector.
"I can not do anything without working with government, as a secretary general, I can only fight for the rights and good terms and conditions of service by working with the government of President William Ruto," Duba said.
He said he recently wrote to the President over matters of the union and they were given an audience.
"I must congratulate the President who responded on the matter and directed the relevant authority to look into it. We are happy and are looking forward to a Collective Bargaining Agreement that is properly negotiated by the public sector," he said.
Last week Central Organisation of Trade Unions secretary general Francis Atwoli accused the media of misleading the public that unions were dead.
Atwoli said unions will still represent the interest of workers both locally and internationally and not few individuals with interests.
He said Cotu has a membership of over four million workers and continues to work for their rights both locally and internationally.