The Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (KUCO) has issued two separate strike notices to commence in the next fourteen days in Kajiado County and in the next seven days in Meru County urging the two County governments to address issues affecting its members.
In a letter, the Union decried inaction and non-responsiveness by the two County governments over issues that directly affect the welfare of members and the quality of services which the union terms as issues of utmost importance to the members.
Clinical Officers in Kajiado and Meru counties are decrying the lack of promotions and redesignation of their members, failure to remit deductions and staff shortage.
The Union through its Secretary General George Gibore says the complaints raised have been pending for a long time.
In a similar letter addressed to the Secretary County Public Service Board, Meru County, KUCO has issued a seven-day strike notice urging the County government to address several issues including arbitrary transfers and failure to pay transfer allowance to clinical officers, lack of promotions, shortage of clinical officers, among other grievances.
The union expressed concerns about the frustrations of their efforts to resolve the said issues adding that failure by the County governments to act on the matter will force them to initiate industrial action.
Report by Doreen Arange