11 February 2019

Kenya: Services in 10 Counties Crippled By Nurses Strike, 19 More Get Notices

Photo: Dennis Onsongo/Nairobi News
Nurses under the Health ministry during a protest at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on February 11, 2019, when they announced that they had joined the nationwide strike.

Nairobi — Health services in at least 10 counties have been paralyzed following the ongoing nurses' strike which started last week over delayed allowances.

The Council of Governors say 19 counties, including Nairobi have been served with strike notices but the nurses are yet to down tools due to ongoing negotiations, while 18 others are yet to receive the notices.

Most affected counties are Kisumu, Kisii, Taita Taveta, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kirinyaga among others where only emergency cases are handled.

Nurses under the National Government have also joined in the strike affecting public health institutions like Mathari hospital, Spinal Injury, Blood Bank and Airport here in Nairobi.

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