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Crisis As Health Workers Under National Government Begin Strike Tonight


Another health crisis is looming with health workers employed by the national government kicking off their strike today at mid night.

Kenyatta National Hospital,Moi Teaching Referral Hospital Eldoret,Mathari Teaching and Referral Hospital ,Spinal Injury  will all be affected.

The health workers include clinical officers, nurses, laboratory technicians among other personnel.

Kenya Union of Clinical Officers  Secretary general  George Gibore says  some of the health workers have been stagnant in one job group without any promotions  for the last ten years.

‘‘All aggrieved health care workers serving under the National  Government shall commence  strike tonight at exactly 12 am…we have engaged the PS  but she wants to deal with us without following any law we are not a kangaroo court,’’ Gibore said.

Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN), Kenya National Union of Medical Laboratory Officers, Kenya Union of Nutritionists and Dieticians and the Kenya Health Professional Society are all part of the strike.