Strike is the only lan­guage Nairobi county seems to un­der­stand best, say doc­tors

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Doc­tors in Nairobi have is­sued a fresh strike no­tice, cit­ing fail­ure by the county gov­ern­ment to hon­our its pledges. Kenya Med­i­cal Prac­ti­tion­ers, Phar­ma­cists and Den­tists Union sec­re­tary gen­eral Nairobi branch Thu­ranira Kau­giria said only one of the five is­sues they raised has been ad­dressed. “We have given them un­til Fri­day to ad­dress the is­sues. If they fail, on Satur­day we will be off duty again. Strike is the only lan­guage this county seems to un­der­stand best,” he said. Kau­giria said the county has only ef­fected a six month salary agree­ment, but the re­main­ing de­mands, in­clud­ing is­suance of con­fir­ma­tion let­ters, pro­mo­tions and re­mit­tance of statu­tory de­duc­tions, have not been ad­dressed. The doc­tors called off their three-week strike on Septem­ber 30 af­ter sign­ing a re­turn-to-work for­mula with the county gov­ern­ment. The county agreed to ad­dress all griev­ances raised by the doc­tors by last Fri­day.

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