Thousand of civil servants clinging on a weaks string as the government plans on merging or dissolving hundreds of corporations. This will see the civil servants lose their jobs at a time when the economy is a real disaster.
This is a move that has been catalized by a deal between the Kenyan government and the International Monetary Fund, where the cutting of jobs is a condition that has to be met for the release of the funds. The government wants to support its staggering budget.
The country seeks to borrow more money, anticipated to be on February to support the expansive Kenyan budget.
The World bank on its side has also asked Kenya to cut on wasteful spending and instead increase its efficiency.
Treasury CS Ukur Yatani noted that the government had made tough conclusions that there was a need for many state enterprises to be restructured “because, at the moment, some of them are actually a burden on the Exchequer.”
He stated that most of the loss making parastatals were bound to dissolution or partnering.
Atleast 127 loss making corporations will be affected adversely. As at 2016, there were 69,445 civil servants.