Operations at regional retailer Nakumatt were on Tuesday morning thrown into disarray after a section of workers downed their tools demanding payment of salaries.
The workers, who took their protests to Mombasa Road, are demanding payment of their June and July salaries.
The protest comes barely a month after Nakumatt sent a memo to its staff indicating that it would start staggering salaries across the month as it continued to face financial challenges.
In a memo to employees, Nakumatt management said it would pay salaries in three installments split into 30 percent, 40 percent and 30 percent over three weeks.
“The company has reviewed salary payment plans with an intention of ensuring that every employee gets a percentage of his/her salary every for a total of three weeks in a month,”
Kenyans have gone to Twitter to react to the demo with different advice for the Nakumatt employees. Read below;
— #AskON® (@OrengeNyabuto) August 1, 2017
— Dj Double Trouble (@DjDaboTrabo) August 1, 2017
— Benard Kiptoo (@BenardK10344606) August 1, 2017
The core problem with supermarkets in Kenya is myopic state of “middle class” which is just a bubble which is about to burst #NakumattDemos
— Peetah™ (@Pitahnjuguna1) August 1, 2017
#NakumattDemos nakumatt should start rethinking their segmentation procedures,looks like other retailers r not feeling the heat
— mwe_ndah (@vinniev14) August 1, 2017
— Elvo Levyy (@ElvoLevyy) August 1, 2017
that is what happens when a young person refuses to think about being self employed #NakumattDemos
— Le Prince (@Princeof_Kenya) August 1, 2017
Courtesy of Citizen news.