Employees of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) are a worried lot after the state agency sent out a memo that their salaries will be delayed.
“The Board has experienced an inordinate delay in receiving the Fourth Quarter Exchequer for the period April to June 2021, thus occasioning a delay in the payment of salaries for the month of April”, the internal memo dated 6th May 2021 stated in part.
The downtrodden staff say this habit has made it impossible for them to improve their lives as financial institutions deny them loan facilities.
“Vipi mzito. Ezekiel Mutua is running KFCB kama bedroom yake. KFCB staff can’t take loans in many banks coz the banks fear their money won’t be remitted even after being deducted kwa payslip”,
The source further accused the management led by Ezekiel Mutua of non-remittance of statutory deductions.
“Then saccos too they don’t remit. KRA inawadai. Am not a staff there but najua. Ame issue memo ya delay in salaries. Kama ya KU or is it JKUAT’, the source wrote.
The Memo signed by the CEO Mutua however assured the staff that they are working to correct the delay.
“The Board made the requisition on time but unfortunately there has been a delay due to circumstances beyond our control. Please be assured that we are doing everything possible to follow up the matter and will process the salaries as soon as the Exchequer is released. We regret the inconvenience caused by the delay and urge for your patience and understanding”