Shock as Labour Day Celebrations in Uasin Gishu County Fails to Materialize

Labour Day celebrations in Uasin Gishu County failed to materialize after the County government failed to provide chairs and tents as agreed.

According to the County COTU boss, it was a sad scene as the Central primary field where the event was to take place remained empty.

“It is sad that despite us engaging with the County government they have failed us by not providing what we had agreed. This is a total shame how can President Ruto’s County fail to organize a Labour Day function”’ said Odima while speaking to the press.

The function was only attended by the Uasin Gishu COTU boss Peter Odima and his Secretary General Rodgers leaving questions to be answered why people did not turn up during this National celebration.
There were neither tents nor chairs at the 200-capacity primary school ground as is usually the norm whenever such National events are hosted at the facility.

“I was here since 10 am with a speech from COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli that I was supposed to read to the public only to find an empty playground with neither tents nor chairs for guests
and members of the public to sit on,” complained Odima.

He further warned employers against underpaying their employees saying stern actions will be taken against them.

“I want to give a stern warning to such employers that the law will soon catch up with them how can you pay someone sh 6,000 per month? We will inspect private firms to ensure that everyone is paid according to law,” said the Uasin Gishu COTU boss.

“The lowest paid employer in Eldoret is supposed to get Sh 16,000 but you will find other employers paying their employees 6,000 which makes them unable to pay school fees for their children not forgetting rent,” he added.

Uasin Gishu COTU Secretary General Rodgers warned employers against sexually harassing their women employees.
“It is sad that there are some workers who exchange sex favors with employment, COTU we won’t allow such people will be arrested and charged in the Court of law,” he said.

“The government to ensure all county workers get paid on time according to the labor laws to avoid workers taking bribes from the public and discouraged permanent employment to the county offices,” he added.

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