Contrary to the exuberance being portrayed by the Jubilee Alliance government; many civil servants are yet to receive their month of July salaries, a situation which has brought untold suffering to people working for the government not used to delayed payments. Because of the current nature of industrial relations with the government owing to what befell teachers, the civil servants union officials are said to have developed cold feet in calling for go-slow citing unfavorable factors.
An official of the union revealed that whereas many of its members have not been paid their dues, banks initially came in with special arrangements and paid their civil servant customers, however, the long delay in remitting the funds back to some of the banks has made chances of being paid September salaries very slim.
“There are those who received their salaries on special arrangement by banks hoping the government will reimburse the funds but that has not been forth-coming,” said the official on condition of anonymity.
Meanwhile, commercial banks are wary of the delay by the government to reimburse funds they paid some of the civil servants in anticipation of government disbursements. The Most affected is alleged to be Equity Bank which was the first to released funds to civil servants banking with it, forestalling the initial government claims that it had paid civil servants their dues.
Other groups who had not received their salaries are members of the judiciary, the parliamentary service commission, including Mps. Those from the Defense Forces had many of their perky allowances reduced or removed all together to fit in the austerity measures the government is currently rolling out to reduce a huge and bloated wage bill amidst poor tax remittance by the Kenya Revenue Authority.