In Summary
  • On Wednesday, four unions in Kirinyaga issued a seven-day notice for the strike, citing poor conditions at facilities including Kerugoya Hospital.
  • The four are KMPPDU; Kenya National Union of Nurses; Kenya National Union of Clinical Officers; and Kenya National Union of Medical Laboratory.
  • On Friday, Ms Waiguru accused the union of sabotage and undermining her leadership by asking health workers to strike.
  • She therefore ordered her officers to immediately stop the remittance of dues to the KMPPDU.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru cracked the whip on Friday by stopping, with immediate effect, the remittance of dues to the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union.

Ms Waiguru accused the union of sabotage and undermining her leadership by asking health workers to strike.

On Wednesday, four unions in Kirinyaga issued a seven-day notice for the strike, citing poor conditions at facilities including Kerugoya Hospital.

The four are KMPPDU; Kenya National Union of Nurses; Kenya National Union of Clinical Officers; and Kenya National Union of Medical Laboratory.

Ms Waiguru emphasised that her government will no longer deduct and remit dues from doctors pay to the union, as it is "sabotaging operations in the health sector".

"There is no way I can continue empowering the union which is fighting me for no good reason. The union should pursue its members and collect the dues without involving my government," she said.

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