Hundreds of Kiambu county government casual workers who were laid off early last week have accused governor Kimani Wamatangi of subjecting them to psychological and financial trauma.
The workers have called upon President William Ruto to intervene and have them reinstated noting that their laying off is both inhumane and suspicious.
“The Kenya Kwanza administration talked of addressing unemployment and defending hustlers. We, therefore, wonder why we are being targeted and call upon the President to protect us,” Agnes Wambui said.
They say that they were laid off without notice and without pay yet they had worked for many years at the devolved unit terming the same as betrayal and insensitivity by their employers.
“The untimely and unprecedented sacking through SMSs has exposed us to severe financial hardship, poverty, debt, alienation, stigma, increased social isolation, crime, and ill-health,” John Mwangi who was a revenue collector stated.
They spoke to the media at Bibirioni in Limuru after condoling with the family of the late Charity Wangari, a procurement officer who allegedly died after developing depression soon after being sacked.
According to her mother Ann Wangui, the deceased started complaining of a severe headache soon after receiving her job termination message.
“Her situation deteriorated and I rushed her to Nazareth hospital and later Thogoto in Kikuyu before she was referred to the Kenyatta National Hospital. Doctors told me that her Blood Pressure (BP) had become hard to manage which led to her death,” she said as she fought back tears.
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