Work at Migori water offices derailed as workers demo over 11 months unpaid salaries

By MN Reporter

Work at Migori county water and energy department in Migori town was derailed for hours as workers demonstrated over 11 months unpaid salaries.

The workers drawn from Migori Water and Sanitation Company (Miwasco) carried placards against their bosses and blocked access to the department.

“We are downing our tools and we will not work until we are paid our dues, we call on the governor to see to our plight as workers,” Linus Oluoch, a worker said.

Oluoch said as workers they went through the December festive season with any pay and January hen schools re-open empty handed.

“We are also humans and we have children who need to go to school and even eat bread,” Agnes Atieno a worker said.

County executive in charge of the department Christopher Rusana addressed the workers promising there will be a work plan to resume work.

“We are keen in ensuring service delivery and clean water is distributed to the public, we have spent millions in paying bills, chemicals and improving infrastructure despite low revenue from the company,” Rusana said.

He said they will work on a formula to pay workers their pending bills and ensure the company is profitable.