Samburu to pay health workers 60% allowance hike

Samburu to pay health workers 60% allowance hike

The County Government of Samburu has promised to pay health workers in the county a 60 percent allowance after the workers demonstrated against its failure to implement an agreement giving them higher allowances.

Governor Moses Lenolkulal asked the health workers to resume duty promising them that the January and February allowances will be fully paid before the end of March 2017.

However, Lenolkulal mentioned of the delayed implementation of the agreement was occasioned by the slow pace of the national treasury to release the Ksh 1.6 billion allocation.

The Governor cautioned of financial challenges in the county should the national treasury delay disbursing the funds needed to implement the agreement and if it is not budgeted in 2016/17 supplementary budget.

This comes after health workers including clinical officers, medical laboratory technicians, radiographers, and morgue attendants attached Samburu County Referral Hospital on Friday refused to report to work protesting the delayed payments of allowances.

According to the chairman of Kenya Union of Clinical Officers in the County, Dan Wario, the staff resulted to the go-slow following unsuccessful meetings the administration.

Written by Ann Mukuru

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