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Mandera County officials locked in stadium in pay row

By Abdiweli Aden:

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Drama unfolded in Mandera town on Thursday after a group of women offering sanitation services locked county officials in a stadium demanding their delayed pay.

The group claimed the County government did not pay their dues for more than five months now.

The angry cleaners later locked county officials in the stadium as they attended celebrations to mark this year’s International Day for Persons living with Disabilities.

Those blocked from exit were County Chief of Staff Tamima Ali, county executives Ahmed Madey (Roads and Public Works), Johora Mohamed (Agriculture) and Ethila Mohamud (Water and Sanitation).

The workers most of them women said they had children to feed and pay school fees for but their cries have fallen on deaf ears prompting them to act tough on the officers.

They accused officials of taking for a ride by referring them from one office to the other when they sought to know when they would be paid.

Demonstrators later barricaded some roads in the town with stones before police moved in to disperse them.

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