Kenyans have been under a lot of pressure to make ends meet during the hard economic times occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic.The pandemic saw massive loss of jobs and livelihoods for a majority of Kenyans. Many companies laid off their workers and some businesses Permanently closed down because of this dreadful pandemic. The government designed relief taxes to cushion Kenyans against the adverse effects of the pandemic. Even now as the curve seems to flatten, citizens are still grappling with high unemployment and declining incomes.
It is however unfortunate for some Kenyans to lose jobs at this time when the economy is biting hard.The level of dependency has also gone even as the cost of living keep escalating. The prices of basic commodities and essential services is also on an upward trend.The Treasury is doing a lot of borrowing to keep the country afloat financially. At some point,civil servants went for some months without pay or received delayed payments. There is a crisis in the country in the health sector as nurses and laboratory technicians are on strike.Their grievances among others are unpaid salaries and unsafe work environment.
Treasury in a disappointing move has announced that the public universities should lay off the teaching and non teaching staff who do not qualify to work in the universities.Treasury has instructed to expedite the process to help manage the financial constraints witnessed in the universities.They are also to close down some of the satellite campuses which have increased operational costs.
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