The standstill of the schools’ operations has really seen most people go a day without anything in their mouth. The most hit are the security personnel; both watchmen and watch ladies.
To make matters worse, the schools could not look for a way to pay them like even in kind, since schools had budgeted for the whole year and food, is just lying in the stores. What is the food in the stores doing? It might go bad and rendered unconsumable when schools resume.
Since they have been on duty all along, their prayers could have been answered by the way the government has intervened. According to the Salary and Remuneration Commission (SRC), security personnel must have a minimum qualification of KCSE certificate and above.
They, therefore, lie in job groups C and D. The payments are in the final stages and they might see themselves earn between Ksh 9,660 and Ksh 11,370. This amount is a dream to some school School Security Personnel where they are given peanuts, like Ksh 3000.
Currently, Ksh 9660 is very much enough to secure a smartphone plus even remain with change. It will really help these people meet their targets, sustain their homes, and even plan for the future. They can also invest a little in long term goods and services, and this will be a better move for their families.
Hope the government will honour it’s pledge very soon, even without basing to much on qualifications, to rescue these families.