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IEBC workers in Malindi want their pay

08 April 2013, 11:48 Alloys Musyoka

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officers who worked in Malindi during the general election are now up in arms against what they term as intentional delay of their allowances by the electoral body.

According to the officers who addressed the media, the electoral body is not communicating to them on the matter even after they perfectly did their duties.

Led by Alphonce Yaa, the officers said that it was a shame for the IEBC to delay their payments amounting to millions of money.

"You can imagine those people we were assisting during the elections will be paid their first salary by their respective offices while we who worked very hard have not even received a penny,' he complained.

He said that IEBC had already set aside budget for paying officers participating in the general election and so there was no concrete reason for delaying their payments.

"All politicians elected during the March 4 election are receiving their salaries across the country but us still waiting. What is IEBC doing with our cash?" he asked.

The officers claimed that they had provided the electoral body with all necessary information to facilitate smooth payment of their dues immediately after delivering their services.

Malindi district IEBC coordinator Khamisi Tsumo admitted that the officers have not yet been paid and said there was delay which they were already addressing.

He blamed some of the officers who worked with the electoral body for failing to provide their bank account numbers earlier as was agreed during training.

Tsumo said that cheques of all workers had been processed and are being deposited to their respective banks.

"Yes, there was that delay but somehow most of them are responsible for it because we had to contact them to sent us their bank accounts but everything will be okay by Wednesday this week," posed the IEBC officer.

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