In Summary
  • They have complained of failure to promote them, re-designation of qualified health workers and lack of employment of new staff.
  • Dr Kipsang said the county has not employed a single health worker or replaced retirees since 2014.
  • Health CEC Kiprono Chepkok rubbished the strike threat, saying although he has received the notice, the county does not recognise it.

Health workers in Elgeyo-Marakwet have issued a strike notice over what they say is failure by the county government to heed to their demands.

The workers, comprising of doctors and clinical officials, have indicated failure to promote them, re-designation of qualified health workers and lack of employment of new staff as the key issues they want addressed.

According to Dr Chebasa Kipsang, a Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union county official, the health workers will down their tools from July 1 should their demands not be met before then.

NO PROMOTIONS

“No health worker has been promoted from 2016. We seek to ask why this is happening,” said Dr Kipsang on Tuesday.

He stated that most health workers who have gone for further studies and added value to their professions are still deployed by the county government under the same positions and job groups they were in before the studies.

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