The Kenyan government’s ongoing cash crisis has led to delays in paying the salaries of civil servants, including lawmakers, causing widespread concern and potential social upheaval.
Many workers have gone without salaries for three months, and the situation has been exacerbated by low revenue streams in March.
The government has assured workers that unpaid salaries will be paid by the end of next week, but some workers’ unions have already issued strike notices.
Meanwhile, the government blamed the cash crunch on the lack of extra money after paying off some interest on external debts, and Kenya’s Deputy President has acknowledged the challenge of meeting debt obligations while also fulfilling salary payments.
The high cost of living in Kenya has already led to protests called by the opposition.