Hundreds of Nairobi City County Inspectorates today took the streets to protest against what they term as ‘unprocedural’ layoffs by the Nairobi City County.
The 700 youthful inspectorates hired last year by the defunct Nairobi Metropolitan Services claim that they received a letter from Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja asking them to hand in their uniforms and other stuff issued during recruitment.
They held peaceful processions along Ngong Raod before police officers lobed teargas on them.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio News the youthful inspectorates claim that the firings are coming even the county government of Nairobi owes them three months’ salary.
“We have not been paid for more than three months. Our houses have been locked by landlords because of rent arrears and instead of making this right, they are instead firing us,” lamented one inspectorate.
They also claim that they were hired procedurally and are professionally trained
“Instead of handling us professionally they are sending police officers to throw teargas at us and our demos were very peaceful,” they stated.
The inspectorates on Thursday received a memo from the Nairobi City County asking them to hand in their uniforms and other items before they are issued with new instructions.
They claim that their firing is political and that the governor and other MCAs want to forcefully employ their people to take their place.