The disgruntled guards staged a sit-in outside the US Embassy in Nairobi’s Gigiri area/MOSES MUOKI
KK guards at US Embassy down tools over poor pay
Apr 20 – KK Security guards attached to the United States Embassy in Nairobi demonstrated Thursday over what they termed as poor pay, despite the high cost of living in the country.
The more than 200 guards who had worked overnight refused to proceed home and demanded the firm’s East Africa Managing Director Nick Arnold address their grievances.
According to the guards who spoke to Capital FM News, they want a pay increment from their current basic salary of Sh17,000 to Sh38,000, which they say has not been reviewed for more than a decade.
They were carrying placards indicating that they would not resume work until their salary was increased.
“Punda Amechoka” the placards read.
It took police officers to convince them to leave for home and later report for their night shift.
“We have been lied to for so long. We won’t take it anymore,” they were heard saying.