October 22nd 2017

Society / Health & Science

Faced with sack, Nairobi doctors to resume duty

“We received the court order, we respect the court. We will call for a meeting with the doctors tomorrow to inform them of the new developments,” said Dr Ouma.

By Oscar NdundaTuesday, 20 Sep 2016 19:32 EAT

Nairobi County Secretary Robert Ayisi

The Nairobi county government has threatened to sack its doctors who are currently striking over six months salary arrears. The county has warned the doctors that they would be rendered jobless if they don't report to work by Tuesday September 27.

The administration has also advertised the doctors' positions, according to information from County Secretary Robert Ayisi. Addressing journalists at City Hall earlier today, Ayisi said the Employment and Labour Relations Court had issued an order on Friday 16th September suspending the strike for two weeks to enable the two sides to reach an amicable solution.

"We are asking the doctors to respect court orders," he said. The more than 250 doctors say the county government has not paid them for six months. They also say the county administration has not remitted statutory deductions like the National Health Insurance or retirement premiums for last 8 months.

The doctors’ union secretary general Ouma Olunga said,“We received the court order, we respect the court. We will call for a meeting with the doctors tomorrow to inform them of the new developments,” 

The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press





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