Governors instructed to stop striking health workers’ salaries

The Council of Governors has instructed heads of all devolved units to, among other things, immediately terminate salaries for health care workers participating in the ongoing strike.

According to COG, the medical practitioners who have downed their tools are acting in total disregard of several court orders suspending the industrial action. The Council’s Chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya insists that the strike being spearheaded by the various trade unions is unlawful.

“The unions have failed to adhere to the orders by failing to call off the ongoing strikes.” Oparanya charged in the letter.

In the letter also addressed to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, the county chiefs’ boss lamented how the industrial action has negatively impacted service delivery in the county health facilities.