Order barring health workers strike extended
16 December 2013, 14:14
Nairobi - An order barring the ongoing strike by the country's health workers has been extended by the Industrial court.
The order was sought by the Attorney General' s office which said that it did not have enough time to serve the respondents of the suit with notices.
The case will be heard on Christmas eve, December 24, 2013.
The Ag's office filed for extension saying that they were unable
to serve the Kenya National Union of Nurses, Kenya Medical
Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union, Kenya Health
Professionals Union, Seth Panyako (Kenya National Union of Nurses
Secretary General), Sultan Matendechere (KMPDU Secretary General) and
Moses Lore with the suit papers.
This was because the order was granted on Wednesday last week and the following two days were public holidays to celebrate the Kenya@50 feat.
The health workers say they will not be intimidated by sack and suspension threats issued by county governments with KMPDU's Matendechere saying that they will not relent till the government irons out sticky issues.
The striker has paralysed medical services in the county, with Kenyans suffering increased costs stemming from the lack of medical care at public facilities.
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