Striking Nairobi health workers to be sacked

Written By: Suleiman Yeri

The county Government of Nairobi is threatening to sack Health workers participating in a strike that kicked off on Tuesday.

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Acting Health county executive in charge of health Vesca Kagongo says the county administration is in the process of promoting the over 2000 workers who the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers and the Kenyan Union of Nurses want promoted and re-designated.

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Kagongo says strike goes against a recent agreement between the unions and the county government noting that Ksh130 million has already been set aside to cater for the demands of the 2153 health workers.

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However, the calls by the Health CEC appear to have fallen on deaf ears as health workers continued with their strike.

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The striking workers Tuesday morning marched to City Hall to express their frustration but were dispersed on arrival.

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They claim that 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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