The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Busia Issue Sack Threat

The Busia government has threatened to sack striking medics. "We are giving them until Monday to resume duties without conditions or we declare all their positions vacant and advertise afresh. I am calling upon professional nurses, doctors and clinical officers who are not working to apply for the same jobs so that the county government can pay them," said Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa. He was speaking during Jamhuri Day celebrations at Busia Stadium.

"What the doctors and medical staff are doing by engaging in illegal strike is so much hypocritical and against the vow they took when they were employed.

The duty of the medics is to protect and help patients all the times and at any place. Their reasons for striking that they don't want to be paid by the county government is nothing but an excuse," Wangalwa said.

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