The Star (Nairobi)

4 January 2013

Kenya: Govt Tries to Get Private Nurses

Photo: B Wolff/UN
Nurse attends to a patient (file photo): Striking nurses have defied an order to call off the strike.

Government is now trying to hire nurses from private hospitals as the strike by nurses from public hospitals bites. Nurses from several private hospitals claim they have received letters from government posting them to public institutions. This comes as government blocked December payments of the striking nurses and sent sacking letters to several others despite a court order asking for dialogue between the two parties.

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