Census enumerators protest in Eldoret, demand their wages.

Enumerators who participated in the eighth national census between 24 and 31st August 2019 in Uasin gishu County are yet to be paid for their part time services.

A section of enumerators held protests in Eldoret on Tuesday, accusing the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) of failing to honour their pledge on prompt pay.

The enumerators who say their patience is running out are now demanding for their pay saying it was discriminative to only pay a section of the workers, while the people who did the donkey job have not received their dues yet they too have family obligations.

One of the enumerators, Amos Kiprono stated “As enumerators from Uasin Gishu we are really disappointed with the government. Despite them promising to pay us in two weeks time, up-to now we have received nothing.Why are they doing this to us yet we worked for them?”

Kiprono claimed that over 3,000 enumerators from Uasin Gishu have not been paid.

Most of those affected are students who were hired to undertake the exercise whose results are yet to be released.

The Officer in charge of the KNBS in Uasin gishu County,  Munene Riungu said plans were at an advanced stage to pay them and called for their patience.

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