The University of Nairobi (UoN) has sent a communication to its more than 8,000 employees, informing them about a delay in receiving their salary for July.
In a notice dated August 3rd, the university’s acting vice-chancellor, Prof Julius Ogeng’o, requested members of staff to exercise patience as they work to resolve the issue.
“We want to express our sincere apologies to our valued staff members for the delay in processing the salaries for July,” states Ogeng’o.
The VC refrained from disclosing the specific cause behind this delay, attributing it to circumstances beyond their control.
He has assured that the university is diligently working to ensure the salaries are disbursed as soon as possible.
Ogeng’o’s announcement comes shortly after assuming office, succeeding Vice Chancellor Stephen Kiama, who is on a six-month sabbatical leave.
Back in March, the University Academic Staff Union had raised concerns over delayed salary payments across all public universities.
Constance Wasonga, the Union Secretary General, had cautioned that if the delays persisted, academic staff might consider industrial action.
This situation mirrors a similar scenario affecting numerous civil servants within various ministries, which officials have attributed to a technical glitch.
Internal memos circulating within different departments have cited technical issues impacting the processing of government payrolls.
The Ministry of Public Service has explained that the delay is a result of ongoing upgrades to the transition from the old manual Integrated Personnel and Payroll Database (IPPD) system to the new online unified human resource (UHR) system.