Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Govt addressing health sector salary issues

30 January 2014, 15:16

Nairobi - Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning, Anne Waiguru, said government was rectifying errors on the salaries of workers in the health sector.

“There was a technical hitch with regard to a few counties, not all of them. Some have already been rectified. It was mostly administrative so there is no doctor whose salary has been legally reduced,” said Waiguru.

Waiguru was acting to diffuse a possible revolt by thousands of health workers after it emerged that salaries of most workers had been reduced by varying percentages.

The workers payroll has since been devolved to the county governments and so far the counties of Mandera and Baringo are the ones with the highest qualities of the present hitch.

“I wish to assure the doctors that the national government is working closely with the county governments to ensure the error is rectified and doctors get their full pay,” she said.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union has already issued a warning that doctors under the devolved system will boycott their duties if they do not receive their full pay as county governments take up the role of paying the salaries of devolved workers.

Last year, doctors went on a strike to protest against the devolving of their payroll to the county governments in an industrial action that paralyzed operations in public hospitals across the country.

– CAJ News

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Cyril Mike Odhiz
Kenyans furious on young lady aft...

A young Kenyan woman is the talk of town after she posted a photo with her elderly lover after a round of steamy sex, or so the photo suggested.  Read more...

Submitted by
Kiplangat langat
Uhuru could be a one term Presid...

Bomet governor Isaac Ruto has said that President Uhuru Kenyatta could be a one term President if he fails to increase allocations to the counties. Read more...

Submitted by
Mody Sammy
35 year old farmer a new milliona...

A 35 year old farmer from Mpeketoni Lamu county has become the latest millionaire in town as she became winner in the ongoing ‘Shinda Mamili na Story Ibambe’. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Leave your past relationship bagg...

Leave your past relationship baggage at the door when you start a new relationship. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Advice from a young married Kenya...

I was just going to get water in the office kitchen and thought a simple hi was fine until I ended up in an hour long conversation with someone. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Helping you find the type of man ...

To put it simply, you can’t go looking for fish in a meat market; you have to go to a fish market. Read more...