Nyeri deputy governor moves to court, says she has not received salary since 2019
Nyeri Deputy Governor Dr. Caroline Karugu has sued the county Governor Mutahi Kahiga and the County Secretary over alleged withholding of his salary and allowances.
Dr. Karugu, through her lawyer J Harrison Kinyanjui, says she has not received her salary since November 2019 and has also been denied access to her office.
The deputy governor further alleges that she has not been invited for cabinet meetings since April 2019.
In an application before the Nyeri Employment and Labour Court, the deputy governor also claims that she has been denied fuel allowance and other allowances she is legally entitled to.
Dr. Karugu says she as been treated as though she had been suspended or her employment terminated which is unconstitutional.
At the same time the Deputy governor in the court documents alleges that her staff was also withdrawn
The deputy governor says she has had to spend up to Ksh.442,107 for fuel and spends Ksh.15,000 monthly for her security as she discharges her duties.
Dr. Karugu notes that she took the job and was sworn in as deputy governor on May 4, 2018 and is entitled to a monthly pay of Ksh.685,250.
The court has certified the matter as urgent and will come up for mention on September 16, 2021.