Nairobi MCAs threaten street protests over delay in paying salaries

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Nairobi MCAs have threatened to take to the streets to protest delay in payment of their salary for the month of June.

The ward representatives, together with assembly staff, are yet to be paid their June salaries as the battle for the control of the assembly’s finances between Speaker Beatrice Elachi and Clerk Jacob Ngwele rages.

Minority Leader David Mberia confirmed that they are yet to get their June salaries with the wrangles about who is the certified signatory at the CBK delaying the payment approval process.

“The issues surrounding the signatories to CBK are the ones delaying processing of salaries for members. There was a court order issued earlier this week stating who should be the signatories and we are hoping that it will be implemented so we can get paid,” said Mr Mberia.

On Tuesday, Employment and Labour Relations Court Judge Hellen Wasilwa issued interim orders directing CBK to reinstate the assembly’s Principal Accountant Sammy Kalundu Ndana and Senior Finance Officer Paul Kimani Wainaina as signatories to Nairobi County Assembly’s exchequer accounts.