The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Ndathi Tells Kirinyaga Medics to Stop Strike

Kirinyaga Governor Joseph Ndathi has directed striking health workers in the county to resume their duties or lose jobs. Ndathi said the county government will not condone "mischief" in health sector. He said the ongoing strike is illegal, ill-advised and uncalled for.

Ndathi was speaking during Jamhuri Day celebrations in Kutus Primary School grounds on Thursday. He said the county public service board has advertised for the positions of 135 health workers among them 25 clinical officers, 85 nurses and five lab-technicians who will be deployed in the Kerugoya County Hospital to deal with the shortage of medics .

The governor said devolution of health services is a done issue and will not be reversed. Ndathi said the constitution cannot be amended through strikes and demonstrations.

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