A section of Kenyan youth who were hired to conduct the Huduma Namba registration project have registered complaints about delayed payments by the government. Three months have elapsed since the exercise was concluded on May 2019.
In a statement seen by Daily Active, the Registration Assistants and IT officers who took part in administering the national exercise claim that the government has only made partial payments and kept mum over the arrears.
Despite having completed huduma namba. We have never been cleared…we were paid in phase and the last phase nobody is talking about…they are silent and the work is complete….hide my identity
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) August 22, 2019
its true…Huduma guys have not been paid…
— ON🇰🇪 🇿🇦 (@O_NyangaiM) August 22, 2019
Mwambie avumilie, jubilee did the same to us during its primaries, they paid their relatives instead of those who were working under hostile environment
— Drone (@salvagetweep) August 22, 2019
Some were allegedly paid Ksh. 20,000 and are still expecting Ksh. 18,000 while others received KSh. 34,000 out of the Sh. 54,000 they were supposed to be given.
Probably the monies were released but ended in the pockets of some few corrupt leaders at the expense of the youth who offered the services.
These claims come after possible financial impropriety rocked the early stages of the 2019 Census process. The youth hired as enumerators already feel doomed over the government’s payment process which always takes aeons.
Chaos has been reported in different parts of the country after disagreement ensued between the enumerators and the employer over the seven-day training allowances. The situation is yet to be resolved amicably to ensure the highly hyped headcount is not disadvantaged.
Kenyans have called on the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to clarify on the payment issues to smoothen the exercise slated for this coming weekend.
@KNBStats we are proud to be part of this 2019 census programme, but could you please clarify on all the payments that the enumerators should get (allowances per day and the salary to be paid) because the issue about payments is getting out of hand.
— Alex_Bounty (@AlexMukundi9) August 22, 2019