On May 1, 2022, barely two months ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a minimum wage increase of 12 percent to cushion workers against further erosion of their purchasing power.
To many Kenyan jobholders in the lower carders, this was a perfect labour day gift.
But at Wells Fargo, oppressed employees are yet to begin enjoying the benefits of the declaration.
This is because the management at the leading professional security services provider is yet to honor the state’s directive to implement the increment.
Instead, the company’s Human Resource Director Mr. Willis Ayieko has been falsely claiming that the government has not yet gazetted the president’s order.
Writing to us on Saturday, July 2, one frustrated guard revealed that all their efforts to seek an audience regarding the matter have proven futile.
This is because Isaac GM Andabwa, the CEO and founder of the Kenya National Private security workers Union (KNPSWU) has compromised union officials into abandoning their responsibility and supporting his parliamentary bid in Lugari Constituency, Kakamega County.
“Hi, Mr. Nyakundi,
I am an employee of wells Fargo Company as a security guard.
A private security service provider.
The Human resource director Mr. Willis Ayieko has refused to implement the 12% increment despite the clients’ compliance with the same.
He claims that the government has not gazetted the presidential 12% increment on the Kenya gazette.
Kindly expose this rogue Human Resource Director who has silenced the union chief Mr. Andabwa by supporting his parliamentary bid in Lugari constituency.
Can you highlight this issue so that guards can stop experiencing this violation?
Hide my identity,” the source writes.
Wells Fargo Limited was incorporated in 1977 and provides specialist professional security services to the banking sector and other financial institutions in Nairobi city and environs.
Wells Fargo and its sister company, Fargo Courier, are members of the Kenya Security Industry Association (K.S.I.A) and Courier Industry Association of Kenya (C.I.A.K) respectively.
Gai Cullen is the Executive Director, at Fargo Group.