By Fay Ngina | April 08th 2020 at 02:20:32 GMT +0300
County Governor Alfred Mutua on Wednesday April 8 announced special allowances
for health workers doing over time and extra duties during the coronavirus
statement, the Machakos boss said that the workers will be given extra
allowance of Sh20,000, Sh10,000 and Sh5,000 per month depending on their
Mutua says that the Sh20,000 allowance will be given to the
health professionals who are part of the Machakos Covid-19 Surveillance team.
The Sh10,000 allowance will go to the non-professional
surveillance team members while supportive health worker cadres will receive
the Sh5,000 allowance.
According to the governor, these allowances will be effective
April 1, and will last a period of three months.
Mutua says these allowances are a way to show support to the
health workers and appreciate them for the work they are doing during the
“The allowances we are giving our health workers are just a
token of appreciation based on what we can afford so as to show them that we care
and we will continue supporting them and ensuring we have the right equipment,
commodities and environment to keep them safe,” says Mutua.
Aside from the allowances, the governor said they were
looking for alternatives to pay the county employees’ salaries which have been
“I wish to assure all Machakos County Employees that my Government is finding alternative ways to pay salaries because there has been a delay in Treasury and no salaries of government employees has been paid anywhere in Kenya,” added Mutua.
Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua on Wednesday April 8 announced special allowances for health workers doing over time and extra duties during the coronavir