Nyamira County’s second bursary launch was cut short by nurses who demanded their two months pay from the Deputy Governor (DG) Amos Nyaribo.
Nyaribo was launching a Ksh. 121 million County secondary schools bursary where more than 30,000 students were awarded.
Led by their secretary general Mr. Richard Orutwa,the nurses forced the DG to end his speech and address their plight.
They demanded to know why their May and June salaries and increment were delayed despite other County employees promptly receiving their pay.
Nyaribo while addressing them at the County headquarters noted that their pay had delayed due to the signatory ,Governor Nyagarama,being absent for the last 2 months.
On their increment, Nyaribo said that the National Treasury had delayed to factor in their hike as to the CBA agreement met September last year as it was not captured in the 2017/18 budget.
He said that he had taken necessary steps and that they could start receiving their salary as from 28th of this month.
Nyagarama has been away from the County for two months now for a specialized treatment at the USA.
The nurses have threatened to boycott work if they are not paid by the end of this week.