Migori County government workers stormed the office of Governor Okoth Obado Tuesday, demanding that the county chief pay them their arrears worth KSh134 million.
County government officials who were on duty were forced to flee following the storm of protest by the uncontrollable county workers.
The protestors’ anger became evident when they brought down a main gate of the county government offices, led by Moyale legislator Roba Duba.
The infuriated workers were reacting to a statement by Governor Okoth Obado, which ordered that they return to work by Tuesday 8am, failure to which they would lose their jobs.
Speaking at the scene after county headquarter officials had fled, MP Duba faulted the Governor Obado, saying he was issuing “baseless” threats.
He, instead, urged Governor Obado to dialogue with the protesting county government workers.
Migori County workers Secretary, Baraza Nguka, said all they are demanding is arrears worth KSh134 million and remittance of their deductions to their respective bank accounts.
Migori County workers’ strike entered its third day, with most of them vowing to stay away from their work stations until their grievances are addressed.
Governor Okoth Obado is yet to comment on the ongoing workers’ strike.
Report by Kassim Adinasi in Migori County