Nearly two months after the completion of the 2019 Population and Housing census, enraged enumerators who participated in the exercise in Machakos County have taken to the streets demanding their unsettled payments.
The casuals who took part in the exercise which would see the Government record the number of people in the country said enough is enough.
Addressing the press, the enumerators called on the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to hasten the payment process so that they are similarly paid just like their counterparts, the ICT personnel and supervisors who have so far been paid in other counties.
The enumerators who they stated they are running out of patience 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.
“We feel left out after realizing that some of our colleagues have already been paid,” They communicated.
“We are tired of waiting for the pay. We did all the work as required so I think it’s only right that they pay us our money and keep their end of the deal. We are sick and tired of being given fake dates of when we will be paid” added another enumerator.
Their pleas come just a month after about 9,000 other enumerators from Kiambu county who participated in the exercise demonstrated in September claiming their pay.
They claim their ICT personnel and supervisors counterparts have already been paid and were calling on the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to hasten the payment process.
Out of the Sh18.5 billion allocated for the census, workers were to get Sh10 billion, according to KNBS.
About 2,700 ICT supervisors were set to earn Sh90,000, about 27,000 content supervisors were set to earn Sh57,000 and another 135,000 enumerators were set to earn Sh23,000, according to KNBS.