Cash crunch at City Hall as salaries for workers, MCAs delayed
Nairobi County Assembly members and the county employees will have to wait longer for their July salaries.
City Hall is short on money after Senate failed to pass the Revenue Allocation Bill that allows counties to getfunds from Treasury
Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke said the delay has affected operations at City Hall.
“As we speak I have not been paid as the Senate has failed to pass the bill. It has affected our operations at the county,” he said at his office on Friday.
Mr Mueke said the county relies on the national government for funds to pay its over 14, 000 employees that has a wage bill of about sh1.1 billion per month.
He however exuded confidence that the workers will not go on strike because they have been informed of the cause of the delay.
“Our relationship with our workers is very okay, we have written them letters asking them to be patient until the issue is resolved,”said Mr Mueke.
The deputy governor added that City Hall is barred by law from using money raised through local revenues.
City Hall was set to receive sh16.42 billion from Treasury, which will form part of the county’s Sh35 billion budget.
In the last financial year, the county was allocated Sh13.8 billion by the national government.