Nurses under national government join strike

Written By: KBC reporters
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Nurses at Mathari hospital, a psychiatric facility have downed their tools
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Members of the Kenya National Union of Nurses National Government Branch Monday morning commenced their strike joining nurses in 13 other counties in the ongoing industrial action now on its eighth day.

The Nurses just like their colleagues are demanding for the implementation of their allowances well as promotions and have vowed not to relent until their demands are met.

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The nurses in Nairobi are drawn from Mathari National Teaching, Referral Hospital spinal injury, Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) and those deployed at Airports all under the Ministry of Health.

They have also called for a staff audit saying they are understaffed even after it was alleged there are 1200 nurses working under the National Government.

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The health crisis will deepen even further as more counties are set to join their striking counterparts to push for better pay after governors said they cannot go against an order by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

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Speaking in Busia, governor Sospeter Ojamong said the Council of Governors has scrutinized the memorandum of understanding signed by the nurses and found untenable due to economic constraints.

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