kcbSouth Sudan nationals working at the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) are on strike for the third week, citing poor remuneration.

The lender’s National Staff Association representative, Paul Ajok says that the staff will not report back to work until an offer is on the table.

”The discussions we had did not bear any fruits. They just asked us to go back to work but they keep on promising which takes a long time. So the staff refused to work until that time comes because there was no offer,” Mr Ajok told local media outlets.

160 employees are on strike while foreigners specially from Kenya are still working. The locals claim that Kenyans have been getting a higher pay starting 2015.

“We are demanding for our rights because the standard of living in Juba is costly and our children are not studying and we cannot continue with life this way. We want KCB to look into our issue so that they can give us commensurate payment so that we can continue to support our families,” Mr Ajak added.

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The employees were on strike in February 2016 demanding for a 600 per cent pay hike but their demands not met.

But KCB has assured its customers that its South Sudan branches are still operational.

“We wish to assure our customers that KCB South Sudan is operational and their funds are safe,” KCB told the Nation.

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