Nurses who failed to report to work to face disciplinary action

All nurses who failed to report to work by Friday the 15th of February 2019 will face disciplinary action.

President Uhuru Kenyatta who held talks with governors at State Lodge Sagana said the perennial interruption of health services by strikes was derailing gains made in the sector and a solution must be found to stop any recurrence.

President Kenyatta was addressing the 7th National and County Government Co-coordinating Summit in Nyeri County.

While appreciating the gains made in devolution for the past 6 years, the president urged both levels of government to continue working together in resolving the impasse that is now pitting the public health sector.

Deputy President William Ruto who was also present said the devolution of healthcare had achieved a lot despite the challenges.

The Summit, which was held ahead of the 6th Devolution Conference, resolved to take disciplinary action against nurses who failed to report on duty by Friday 15th February 2019.

It resolved among other things to have the conciliation process continues to its conclusion in accordance with the Court Order and all parties to demonstrate commitment.

Any vacancies for recruitment of nurses arising from normal attrition in both levels of Government be filled on contract terms.

That the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection continues providing leadership in driving the process of industrial relations across all sectors in accordance with the law.

The National and all County Governments to find ways to fill any gaps created in the event that the 60-day conciliation window ordered by court lapses without meaningful progress.


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