NYS employees took to the streets on Monday protesting over delayed payments by the Devolution ministry.
They marched from South B to CS Anne Waiguru’s office at Harambee House carrying placards written “We are being eaten by vultures, Waiguru must go” and “Show them we can make it without them”.
“We have not been paid for eight weeks by the ministry, we cannot be working for them and they do not appreciate our efforts. This is tiring,” said one of the protesters.
The youth from Mukuru Kayaba said more than 2,000 were sacked without warning, claiming some were misled into taking leave, but did not get their jobs back upon return.
“We were given an off for two weeks but when we came back to work today we were surprised after officials told us there was no work for us,” another protester said.
They asked the Cabinet Secretary to stop forcing them into joining a sacco once they become members of the youth service.
“We do not even know the name of the sacco in which we pay Sh141 per day. We do not want our money to go to the sacco because it is not a voluntary exercise,” said another.
An official at the Devolution ministry told the youth Waiguru was away.
This comes after another demonstration in June, when youth from Kibera and Mathare burned down projects initiated by the NYS during a protest seeking increment in payment and an extension of the projects.
The rioting youth carried placards and barricaded major roads in the slum while chanting anti-government slogans and involved the police in running battles.