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Hard times a head for civil servants as July salary set to delay

Council of Governors(CoG) has announced a delay for all employees working for the 47 counties.

CoG Chairperson and Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said the decision was reached after the collapse of mediation of the Division of Revenue Bill.

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“Following the collapse of mediation of the Division of Revenue Bill between the National Assembly and the Senate, it is apparent that County Governments will be unable to pay salaries and service providers in good time as monies will not be disbursed by the National Treasury,” Said Oparanya.

The Kakamega County boss urged financial institution to bear with county staffs as he predicts tough time a head. He urged banks not to penalize staffs who will fail to repay their loans in time.

“We wish to alert all unions, Private Sector, Citizens, who receive services from County governments and employees in the County Governments to note that the times ahead will be tough”.

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“We urge banks not to penalize employees for late or failure to service their standing orders in time. We also ask landlords to note this crisis and extend time for payment of rent as we seek to resolve the issue,” he added.

There has been a stand still between National Assembly and Senate over the Division of Revenue Bill. The deal has seen Governors moving to Supreme Court to seek clarification on the bill.

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