The Nairobi County Government has today announced the promotion of 6,279 employees, a historic move that has brought to end years of suffering by a majority of workers, some of whom have never been promoted in the last twenty (20) years.
The beneficiaries of these promotions are lower cadre employees drawn from all sectors, including those seconded to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).
In September 2017, H.E. Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko held a meeting with representatives of the Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) – Nairobi Chapter, and promised them three things, all of which he has fulfilled:
Timely Payment of Salaries – for many years, Nairobi County was rocked by perennial worker’s strikes due to delayed payment of salary. This has been a thing of the past since Governor Sonko assumed office.
Salaries are paid on time before the close of each month, an achievement that can be attributed to the fiscal discipline he introduced, and his genuine commitment to address the plight of workers.
Timely Payment of Retirement Benefits – for years, retired Nairobi County workers struggled to receive their dues after giving their years in serving the City.
Since 2018, retirees from the County receive ALL their dues in their last payslip, ensuring their smooth transition into retirement, without fears of making perpetual visits to follow up on the money to sustain them in their sunset years.
Promotion of Employees – today was a dream come true for employees of the County government after the County Public Service Board handed over six thousand (6,000) promotion letters to representatives of the KCGWU. The promotions are effective from January 02, 2020.
The Union expressed their joy as they received the letters, and thanked Governor Sonko for following through with his promises, and assured him of their continued support in his quest to transform Nairobi County.
On his part, the Governor thanked the County Public Service Board for expediting the matter which has been pending for long and also commended the Union and all the County workers for the patience they exercised while waiting for the promotions.