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Kiunjuri slams striking doctors

2017-02-17T15:32:23.088+0000 Joseph

Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Mwangi Kiunjuri, has termed striking doctors hypocritical.

According to the CS, most of the doctors own and operate private clinics and that is the reason why they are not ready to end the strike.

He said the strike is being used by the doctors Kiunjuri also faulted former Prime Minister and opposition leader, Raila Odinga, for politicising the strike to gain political mileage, a move he says shows their disregard for the Kenyans affected by the industrial action.

“The Collective Bargaining Agreement the doctors are clinging on is illegal and was initiated at a time when Kisumu Senator, Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o, was Minister for Health,” said Kiunjuri.

The doctors have been striking for the last 74 days with no solution in sight.      

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union officials were early this week jailed for failing to end the strike.

They were later released by the court of appeal.