‘Pay us Our Money’ Huduma Namba Clerks Takes Twitter by Storm

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Huduma Namba Clerks during the registration exercise. Photo/File

Months after the conclusion of Huduma Namba registration exercise in Kenya, the clerks who ensured the exercise was successful are still crying for their dues.

The Clerks’ complains and cries over the government’s failure to fully pay them their monies have now been taken online with the majority of Kenyans on Twitter KOT calling on the government to fulfill their promises.

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The already trending hashtag has taken Twitter by storm with a majority of the users casting accusations on the government for ‘stealing’ from the less fortunate in the society.

According to reports, the Registration Assistants (RA) and IT officers have are yet to receive their full allowances from the government.

“We only received Sh20,000 before the exercise was terminated and we were promised to have the balance a few days after the whole process was over. It is almost four months now,” one user lamented.

“Our bank accounts are read nill yet we were focused to deliver the best services to the county,” said Nancy Wairimu, another RA who worked in Murang’a County.

“I regret working during the entire process. We have not received anything, leave alone the first batch. The youths are suffering! We need our money now,” said Ochoro from Kisumu county.

The cries come despite the government setting aside a huge budgetary allocation for the exercise, approximately Sh5 billion.

The same fate has also been faced by the recently concluded Census Enumerators who have also joined hands with their Huduma Namba counterparts to call for their payments which they said have also not been effected one month after the counting exercise.

This comes at a time the High Court of Kenya on Monday, started hearing the case presented by The Nubian Rights and Haki KNCHR against Huduma Namba.

In its arguments, the two human rights bodies argued tha Huduma Namba is in content and form unconstitutional. It also argued that the Namba violates the right to privacy and also exacerbates discrimination.

A section of the Nubian community in the court

Their cries through Twitter, however, leaves them with a ray of hope that the government will be touched and act swiftly. Here are some of the comments from the already trending topic;

The way registration agents were insulted and working tirelessly, learning today that they haven’t been paid still is unacceptable. The government set aside a budget for the project, who is this still holding their money? It’s not fair. Inappropriate.



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