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Sonko hands city county staff 15 per cent pay rise

By COLLIBS OMULO December 19th, 2018 1 min read

Some 15,000 Nairobi County staff are set to enjoy a salary increment from January 2019.

This comes after City Hall promised to implement a 15 per cent pay rise deal struck between the county government and the workers’ umbrella union, the Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU), in May, 2017, which was registered in September this year.

Deputy County Secretary and Public Service Management chief officer Leboo Morintat explained that a meeting of the county executive committee held on Thursday, November 29, 2018, adopted the September collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

“It is important to note that the CBA has been a long-standing matter, going beyond the administration of Governor Mike Sonko.

“We, as a county government, need to appreciate the personal effort and highest consideration taken by the governor to increase the remuneration of county employees. Therefore, the CBA shall be implemented in the payroll from January 2019,” added Mr Morintat in a circular dated December 13, 2018, addressed to all county staff.

The CBA was registered before Industrial Court Judge Nelson Abwodha, paving the way for all cadres of workers to enjoy the 15 per cent increment, ending negotiations that began in 2015 during Dr Evans Kidero’s tenure as governor.