Public servants who participated as census staff risk losing their dues for services they offered during the weeklong headcount.
This is after two petitioners, Michael Kojo and Evance Otieno, argued in court papers that the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) should not pay civil servants who are already earning a government salary.
They say taxpayers need to be protected from workers who want to earn from more than one job within government.
“The law is clear that public servants who are in gainful employment should not engage in another gainful employment...,” petitioners say in court papers.
They are also accuse KNBS, as an employer, of failing to make clear who should have applied for the census jobs, leaving it open to the general public including civil servants.
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