Judiciary distances self from driver’s claims of little pay

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The judiciary has dismissed its driver, Mr. Kisambira Stanley’s, claims of low pay. According to the Judiciary, there have been audio snippets circulating on social media sites in which Kisambira, a driver for the ministry, alleged that his remuneration is inadequate.

Kisambira has been working in the judiciary since 2008, according to a statement made by the judiciary on May 14, 2023.The statement, however, discloses that Kasambira was never assigned to the chambers of Chief Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny Dollo, as claimed in the audio clips.

Judiciary Statement

The judiciary disclosed that, while the wage for drivers and other workers in the same category is inadequate, the judiciary leadership determined, in accordance with CSI number 6 of 2018, that the allowances for all non-judicial staff drivers inclusive be increased.

As a result of the aforesaid resolution, each driver, according to the statement, is paid a significant consolidated monthly allowance made out on a quarterly basis, noting that the total monthly payment for the driver is over one million shillings when combined with the salary.

The foregoing payments, according to the judiciary, omit duty enabling allowances and operational money, which Kisambira refers to as OP in one of his audios. According to the judiciary, every member of the judicial staff is a beneficiary of insurance services.

The judiciary responded in the statement that, while non-judicial staff salaries are inadequate, as they are for workers in other institutions, the judiciary management has taken steps to fill the gap.

“In the meantime, the judiciary’s management has reached out to Mr. Kisambira in an effort to guide him on how best to address his concerns,” noted the statement.

The Judiciary has assured its judicial workers that everything is being done within the legal precincts to address their welfare issues.

 

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