Doctors Found Guilty Of Contempt Of Court
The Labour court has found doctors’ union officials guilty of contempt for refusing to suspend their strike as ordered.
Justice Hellen Wasilwa today said top officials of Kenya Medical, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) disobeyed the court when they called the national job boycott on December 5.
The court had on December 1 ordered the union to put off the industrial action for 30 days to allow room for talks.
Judge Wasilwa, however, did not sentence the officials immediately.
She ordered them to appear before the court’s duty judge on Thursday for further directions on punishment.
The official’s lawyer has however been granted the permission to appeal the ruling.