NAIROBI SENATOR MIKE SONKO LASHES OUT AT EMPLOYER TO CALM STRIKING WORKERS.

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Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko who has lashed out at employers demanding that they exercise decorum when dealing with workers.
BY SAM ALFAN.

Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi ‘sonko’ has lashed out at employers demanding that they exercise decorum when dealing with workers.

The Senator was addressing striking workers from African Apparels Limited and who had pitched camp outside Nyayo house demanding their pay arrears.

He said that he would make sure their issues are addressed constitutionally.

Senator Sonko also urged employers to respect their employees as they play a big role in the growth and productivity of the country’s economy.

He held a brief meeting with officials from the Ministry of Labour, the company’s management and the worker’s representatives at labor offices. The senator also asked the company’s management to pay all arrears.

“If they do not abide by this directive to pay what they owe the employees they will face the full arm of the law,” he said adding that the company ought to pay workers the minimum wage rate as per Labour Laws.

The senator also urged all the workers to return to work tomorrow adding that all relevant stakeholders had agreed to meet on Monday at the Company’s premises to chat the way forward on the workers complaints.

Assistant Labour Commissioner Mr James Mwangi Kiraguri assured the workers that their plight will be addressed and that they will incorporate their leaders into the committee of stakeholders to look into their grievances.

The workers had sought the senator’s intervention on what they termed as poor working conditions at their company.

Meanwhile a 106 year old granny Hanna Nzomo today April 14 was issued with her title deed following a dispute with Somali businessmen who also laid claim of her parcel.

Senator Mbuvi who applied for a court order to stop her forceful eviction and demolishing of her house accompanied her to the Ministry of Lands offices where she was handed over the title deed.

Ms Nzomo thanked the senator for ensuring that she got her land back, adding that she can now live in peace with her children.

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