7 doc­tors re­leased

The Star Late Edition - - WORLD -

NAIROBI: Kenya’s Court of Ap­peal yes­ter­day or­dered the re­lease of of­fi­cials of the na­tional doc­tors’ union so they can con­tinue ne­go­ti­a­tions with the gov­ern­ment.

The strike has turned into a test of Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s lead­er­ship.

The union wants the gov­ern­ment to im­ple­ment a deal agreed in 2013 to give doc­tors a 150 to 180% pay rise on ba­sic salaries, re­view work­ing con­di­tions and cri­te­ria for pro­mo­tions and ad­dress un­der­staffing in state hospi­tals.

Ap­pel­late Judge Wan­jiru Karanja said the seven of­fi­cials would be re­leased im­me­di­ately. Reuters

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