Court halts KNUN elections amid deepening leadership row

Written By: Carol Kamau

Court halts KNUN elections amid a deepening leadership row
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The Labour and Relations Court has stopped the Kenya National Union of Nurse’s (KNUN) elections slated for today (Friday) amid a deepening leadership row.

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Justice Maureen Onyango suspending the elections and or registering new officials if the elections take place.

KNUN had earlier suspended branch elections in 8 counties citing various reasons including lack of applicants, arrears in union dues of applicants, applicants were less than 2 and union membership was below 30% to the total number of nurses employed in the county.

The counties in which elections did not take place include Mandera, Turkana, Marsabit, Elgeyo Marakwet, Samburu, Nyandarua, Wajir and Isiolo.

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However, in a quick rejoinder following the ruling KNUN in a statement said the applicants of the petition failed to disclose to the court that the elections were already underway and several voters had already cast their votes.

The union in a letter through its lawyers Mayende and Busiega advised members to conclude the voting process and await further direction of the court.

 

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