A section of players from Kenyan Premier League Side Western Stima is not pleased with how the club deducted part of their April salaries.
One the players who sought anonymity while speaking to Futaa revealed that they had been requested to take a 10% pay cut due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic; a move they all agreed on.
The surprise came when they had a 50% deduction on their salaries with the group already drafting a letter to the team’s main sponsors Kenya Power on the same.
“We are human beings and when some of the officials came and asked us to take a 10% deduction from this month we agreed to it since we felt it was the right thing to do. To our surprise, when our salaries came, it had been reduced by a further 40% contrary to the agreement we have had earlier,” the source said.
Asked to explain how they signed a document with a 50% deduction without their knowledge, the source took the blame saying they did the signing out of goodwill and didn’t have the time to go through the entire document.
“We did it out of goodwill. At times we ignore the main things since we thought it was a noble gesture that didn’t have any malice. We have however written to our main sponsors on the same and we hope that they can hear us out,” the source added.
Stima has had a fair share of problems this season off the field with reports earlier in the season having suggested that their main sponsors were willing to withdraw their support from the teams.