Governor Hassan Joho on Thursday ordered them to vacate their houses immediately as he began a recruitment process for new employees.
On Wednesday, the workers littered streets of the island town to protest delays in their two month-salary said to be over Sh491 million.
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They collected tonnes of refuse from estates and dumped it at strategic points in the central business district.
The workers then proceeded to burn a coffin and effigy of Mr Joho outside the County Assembly.
The workers accused their union officials of being compromised by Mr Joho, a claim that was dismissed.-nation.co.ke