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Clinical Interns Hold Protests, Demand Payment By Gov’t


Clinical interns today took to the streets to protest against the Ministry of Health over their unpaid stipends.

The interns under the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers presented their petition to the Ministry of Health demanded a speedy intervention over their unpaid dues.

One of the interns who spoke to Ghetto Radio condition of anonymity stated that they have worked for more than seven months without receiving a single penny from the ministry.

He says that they have been forced to survive on patient’s food in a bid to sustain themselves.


“The government through the Ministry of Health must act now to address the issues of clinical interns. We don’t rely on parents but we have not pay our rent. We also need bus fare to commute so we are calling the government to intervene,” said the intern.

Janet Wangari another female intern attached to Mama Lucy Kibaki Memorial Hospital however blamed to the Kenya Union of Clinical Offers for their reluctance in addressing matters affecting them unlike their (KMPDU) counterparts.

They claim that most of them have been surviving on loans from mobile loan apps which have now seized to give them loans due to unpaid loans.

“We interns have been solely surviving on loans from mobile lender. We unfortunately cannot borrow from them anymore so we are demanding that the Ministry of Health to acts now. We are also requesting our trade union Kenya Union of Clinical officers to join us in the fight to ensure that we get our remuneration as per the contract,” Wangari said.

By Rodgers Oduor