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Relief for patients as court suspends doctors strike notice

Residents of Kirinyaga have a reason to smile after Labour Court suspended a strike notice issued to Kirinyaga County by the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU)

Court has suspended the strike notice until a case filed by the Kirinyaga County government is heard and determined.

In the ruling, Justice M. Onyango termed the 7-days strike notice issued by the union as unlawful, prohibited and therefore unprotected.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, on Friday said that KMPDU is being used by his political opponents to fight her.

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The county boss also noted that they will be paying doctors salary in full and it will be upon the doctors to remit their monthly contribution to their union.

“The county government will no longer administer the remittance of dues to the doctors union, since they are being used to fight us politically. Let all doctors be paid their salaries in full and can decide to remit the union dues themselves,” she said.

This comes at a time when Kerugoya hospital was on spotlit over the sorry state of the hospital.

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