By Sammy Jakaa
All the employees reported to the town hall in the morning but did not go their respective stations of work, halting operations at the local authority.
The workers together with civic leaders had earlier on served the council with a notice for a peaceful demonstration against what they termed as poor management by the Town Clerk.
In their grievances, they had also raised concern over failure by the council to hold elections for chairpersons of various committees whose deadline was a fortnight ago.
They further accused the council officials of promoting nepotism, claiming that the officials have irregularly employed many of their relatives and friends.
The strike comes a week after three former employees of the local authority obtained orders to freeze its accounts until they are paid money awarded to them by the Industrial Court as damages for wrongfully dismissal.
Mr Ananda vowed that they would not return to work until their grievances are fully addressed.
Town Clerk Newton Mukabue said the management had initiated talks with union officials on a way forward. He, however, said talks to resolve the standoff between workers and the council were being held back by interference from councillors.