Machakos: Uproar after over 500 revenue collection officers transferred

Over 500 revenue collection officers from Machakos County have decried transfers by the Department saying they were against labor laws.

According to Kenya County Government Workers Union Machakos branch Deputy Secretary General Mwende, the Revenue collection officers were not given enough time to move and have not received a transfer allowance.

“We are shocked to see revenue collection officers being transferred, They have not received transfer allowance or been prepared for the transfers. Some have been moved to areas like Ndithini, Yatta, and Kithyoko. This is the week children are going back to school and these people have paid fees and they have no money. When you ask everyone they purport not to know about ongoing transfers. We have asked our members not to go without a transfer allowance.” She said.

Mwende also accused some appointees of Governor Wavinya of nepotism and alleged mistreatment of County Workers.

“Your Excellency the Governor, you are being finished politically through the county staff, stand with your staff. some of your appointees are mistreating the employees. We know some people have been transferred for others to be brought who can do favors and other things to some other people.” Mwende claimed.

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Chair Kenya County Government Workers Union Machakos Chapter Ruth John warned of a strike this Friday if the issues of the revenue collection officers are not addressed before then.

“Come let us picket this Friday at county headquarters from 7 am. We are not refusing people to be transferred and we want that on record. We have diabetic people, others with hypertension, and some with 3 years left to retirement who now have to rent houses. This is shameful Governor.” Ruth said.

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Last Month, a report by the Controller of Budget for the First quarter of the 2023/2024 Financial Year, showed the county collected 103 M, the lowest in the first quarter for over 6 years raising concerns of potential revenue leaks. In the same period, Kitui collected 204M and Makueni 188M. Missed the story? check it out below;

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