Laikipia cops protest delayed allowances


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Administration Police officers in Laikipia have protested delayed payment of their allowances totaling to Ksh 14 million.

In unison, the officers want their pay before the government’s fiscal year comes to an end this Friday. They expressed fears saying that the cash set out for their allowances could be returned to the Treasury leaving them with no option to claim their enumerations.

Unlike them, the regular police and the General Service Unit (GSU) were paid Ksh 63,500 each two weeks ago.

Administration Police officers expressed their disappointment with the Treasury for discriminating them yet they serve the nation just as their regular police counterparts.

“As security officers, we are doing the same job with the regular police, yet we have been left out in payments and no one has come out to offer an explanation,” said one of the officers who sought anonymity.

“This discrimination makes us feel demoralized at our camps,” he added.

A senior officer based in Laikipia acknowledged their demands adding that officers are sourced across the country when need arises to offer services to the state.

He noted that 225 officers were not paid their allowances which adds to Ksh 14, 287,500.

Written by Disney Maloba

 

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