Tuskys employee varnishes with Ksh.320,000 as salary crisis looms
Woes at the once giant Tuskys supermarket appears to be far from over. In the latest incident that has left many in shock, an employee of troubled retailer on Saturday robbed a cashier Sh. 320,000 and varnished in thin air.
The employee reportedly stole the cash after brandishing the knife to the cashier at the retailer’s Karasha branch along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi. The amount stolen was part of the day’s collection.
Whereas it was not clear if the employee was motivated by unpaid salary dues, employees at the troubled retailer have previously gone for months without pay.
According to the police report, the incident happened at around 7pm. Police said they established that the CCTV server at the supermarket had been destroyed and the incident was not captured by surveillance cameras. However, no arrests have been made so far.
This is not the first time Tuskys employees have taken upon themselves to pay themselves part of their salaries from the daily collections. In December last year,Tuskys chief cashiers at Greenspan, Matasia, T-Mall, Kenyatta Avenue, Tuskys Imara, Ongata Rongai and Eldoret resigned while taking with them cash from daily sales.
According to reports from the local dailies, unpaid branch managers opted to ‘pay themselves’ from daily sales proceeds alongside inventory. Those who resigned took with them cash from daily sales.
The cash crisis saw a number of Tuskys employees take to the street to demonstrate demanding their salaries.
Suppliers of the supermarket have also had a rough time with the management of the supermarket as the supermarket owes them millions in unpaid arrears.
Drama also ensued last year as a number of tenants kicked Tuskys out of their premises due to unpaid rent.
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