Uhuru Park empty as workers snub Labour day celebrations

Workers day without workers

Low turnout at Uhuru Park

The usual high turnout during Labour Day celebrations was not experienced during this years event held at Uhuru Park on Wednesday.

The vast Uhuru Park only had a few people who turned up with Kenyans online arguing that citizens were tired with their issues not being addressed.

VIP guests invited by Cotu all seemed to have termed up although President Uhuru Kenyatta was not present at the celebrations.

The event which began at 9:30am was graced by Labour CS Ukur Yattani, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula among other high profile guests in attendance. 

Kenyan employers 

Labour Day, also known as International Workers Day or May Day is a public holiday that is recognized in various countries worldwide.

The low turnout was also attributed to the Kenyan employers who on Tuesday, said they will oppose any call during Labour Day celebrations to raise the general minimum wage.  

The federation condemned reports that Cotu was requesting the government to increase the wage by 15 per cent in exchange for their support for the proposed Housing Levy.

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