The National Youth Service has stopped building the lunatic Kenya-Somali border wall due to no show by scam-riddled devolution ministry.
Nation reports thatÂ in Mandera Town, the more than 20 personnel, including machine operators, drivers and technicians, accused the government of neglecting them.
â€œWe are 45 in number but some of our colleagues have left since the working conditions are difficult, especially without payment, as we have families depending on us,â€ said Mr Ismael Abdi.
Mr Abdi, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, said efforts to reach the NYS headquarters for intervention had been fruitless.
He accused the project coordinator of misinforming the NYS director-general on their work.
â€œThe project coordinator has been threatening to fire anybody asking for his pay and so far one of us has been dismissed. However, as a team we have decided not to work until we are paid,â€ said Mr Abdi.
According to the protesting personnel, they each get a basic salary of Sh13,000 but they were also supposed to be paid Sh12,600 each immediately after they arrived from Nairobi and a daily allowance of Sh4,200 since March.
â€œThe head office back in Nairobi has engaged us in a hide-and-seek game over our allowances,â€™ said Mr Abdi.
They vowed to return to work only after being paid all their allowances. They also want a comprehensive medical cover and to be given protective gear, including bulletproof jackets.