City Hall Loses Ksh100 Million After Workers Cut Off Power
Revenue collection operations at City Hall Annex were paralysed on Wednesday after striking workers cut off the power supply to the county offices.
Parking Director, Tom Tinega, had reported the blackout but didn't know the cause.
“There is a blackout since morning but I’m not sure of the cause,” Tinega told journalists.
However, a section of the workers intimated to Business Daily that they had intentionally switched off the electricity.
The workers also declined to collect revenue as the strike entered its second week.
City Hall collects an average of Ksh100 million daily through cash and the JamboPay e-payment system.
The over 15,000 staffers downed their tools after the county government failed to increase their salaries.
The move has resulted in the loss of tens of millions every day in revenue that remains collected by the workers.
“There is nothing happening now. Parking and market fees have been hit most because they are collected daily and the workers are not on duty. The loss is huge but I cannot quantify for now,” Tinega stated.
The strike is likely to make February have one of the lowest monthly collections under Governor Mike Sonko’s regime.
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