After we exposed the underpayment of National Integrated Identify Management System (NIIMS) registration agents in Kisii county last week, another agent from a different workstation has contacted the editor of this site complaining about the same.
Officials charged with managing the work stations use the opportunity to oppress the young agents, mostly from unemployed backgrounds, who take this as their only solace from poverty and a stab at a better life; even though fleeting.
Below is the message we received in our inbox: (This is from Igembe, Meru County)
Am writing to you with a lot of pain after the government recruited us to the National Integrated Identify Management System (NIIMS) exercise code named Huduma Namba promising to pay us 1500 per day for the duration of time we will be engaged in the exercise but now they have reduced the amount to a paltry 1000 per day without any allowance as they know we are jobless and desperate and we can’t turn down the offer Midway.
We have also been involved in a six day training where the only thing they have been giving us is a bottle of water promising to reimburse us in future which they haven’t honoured and the training ended last Monday.
Please highlight the plight of jobless youth and how government and other institutions are taking advantage of our situation to continue suppressing us to submission.
CNYAKUNDI.COM has learnt that the ministry later send out a statement stating that the registration assistants would be paid Kes. 1000 per day, ‘due to the extension of registration period from 30 to 45 days’, citing budgetary constraints.
These agents have been suffering for a month before the clarification came.
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