Health workers strike set to affect Nairobi facilities

Written By: Ian Chepkuto
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Health services within Nairobi County are set to be disrupted after Kenya Union of Clinical Officers and Kenya National Union of Nurses announced that they will suspend services beginning Tuesday.

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The health workers are blaming the Nairobi county government for allegedly ignoring their plight despite engaging in negotiations.

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It is a rude awakening for those seeking medical services in the city’s county hospitals after clinical officers and nurses announced plans to down tools beginning midnight Monday.

KUCO issuing a strike notice

The health workers say they have suffered immensely since the health sector was devolved claiming they have not been promoted unlike their counterparts in other counties.

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The health workers allege that despite an executive order by Governor Mike Sonko to have all medical officers promoted and paid, the county service board is yet to implement the order.

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The medical officers questioned why they have not been paid yet the county assembly passed a budget to have them paid their outstanding allowances.

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Over 83 medical facilities within Nairobi county are expected to be affected by the strike.

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