The staff of a private school in Nyeri County have threatened to down their tools after their employer failed to pay them for two months in a row.
Mumlock Academy administration has been accused of violating staff rights by failing to pay teachers and other employers as agreed.
“We only get paid when the owner of the school wants”, an employee of the school located in Karatina who sort anonymity due to fear of victimization told our Newsline.co.ke.
They have accused the director of hauling insults to them when they visit her office to demand payment.
“This is smoking hell, we don’t have money to pay rent and to support our families. It is very tough for us, our children were sent away from school due to school arrears”, an agitated member of staff was quoted.
The employees says they last received their salary during the December holiday. The administration keep keeps on promising them to pay but they have not honoured the promises.
“Two teachers who went to demand their pay yesterday were given stern warning never again to visit the office to demand payments or else they will be fired”, a teacher of the school was quoted.
The employees can’t fathom why the administration has not been paying them despite the fact that parents are always hard pressed to pay school fees on time.
Last year a section of the parents wrote to the education CS George Magoha over what they termed as illegal employment of unqualified teachers by the school management.
Calls to the school director went unanswered as at the time of this publication.