Schools subordinate staff in Kisumu County have faulted the government for failing to come to their aid, only concentrating on teachers.
The non teaching staffs converged at the Kisumu Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground to air their grievances claiming their last salary was in April this year.
The group consisted of school bursars, cooks, grounds men and women, matrons, and watchmen amongst others.
Stephen Angienda, the non teaching staffs’ spokesperson, says they have faced difficulties in life since schools were closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Angienda says they have been forgotten and ignored as the government pays teachers employed under the Board of Managements.
He says they too worked in the same schools and have families to take care of.
Addressing the press in Kisumu, Angienda says the government through the ministry of education should work on modalities to pay them the accrued salaries and allowances.
He says monthly deductions for their medical schemes have arrears, terminating medical services to their families.
Angienda further appealed to education cabinet secretary Prof George Magoha to look into their terms of service.
He says they have no security of work tenure and implored the CS to help in reverting to the old system when the government would directly employ the non teaching staff.
By LTN Reporter