Kenya Power fired 522 workers in the financial year to June last year amid restructuring targeting costs and expenses.
The power distributor’s salaries and wages budget, increase marginally to Sh4.82 billion in the year to June last year compared to Sh4.71 billion in the previous year
Kenya power station company was under pressure to explain its large number of staff reasons and called for cost cuts and the introduction of a shift system to maximize performance.
The job cuts left the company with 9,655 workers in June last year, which implies a 5.1 percent reduction of its workforce from a headcount of 10,177 in June 2021, the company reveals.
The company was also under pressure by unions including the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) to give contract employees permanent jobs instead of hiring workers on a short-term basis.