1 September 2014

Kenya: Uhuru Urged to Call for Kenya Seed Audit

FORD Kenya has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to order an audit of all employees at the Kenya Seed Company when he visits the firm this week. Trans Nzoia organising secretary Ken Wafula said jobs at the company are not "ethnically balanced".

President Uhuru will officially open a field-day for the firm in Trans Nzoia on Wednesday. "We want Uhuru to order for an audit of all employees because one community has dominated more than all 41 tribes in Trans Nzoia" Wafula said.

He said out of 1,200 jobs at Kenya Seed, one community has 1,000 slots. Wafula said the President should also address the poor living conditions of ADC workers. "The current trend where workers are paid using food rations should be stopped immediately," he said.

Wafula asked Uhuru to announce when the workers will start getting salaries. Last week, ADC Managing director Andrew Tuimur asked the government to fund the parastatal.

On Tuesday last week during a radio interview, Governor Patrick Khaemba asked ADC to pay workers well. He said the state should spell out the minimum wage that each worker should be paid. This is the first time Uhuru is visiting Trans Nzoia on development issues.


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