Trade Union Congress of Kenya to hold demo against NHIF rates

The Secretary General of Union of Kenya Civil Servants Mr Tom Odege who on August 17, 2015 said Deputy President William Ruto has no powers to direct county governments to fire officers serving in their regions. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The trade unions are opposed to the new NHIF rates that were effected in April.
  • On Tuesday, a meeting between the union leaders and acting labour Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo failed to avert the protests.

Police and members of the Trade Union Congress of Kenya (TUC-K) are Thursday morning headed for a clash after law enforcers banned demonstrations against new National Hospital Insurance Fund rates.

Trade Union Congress of Kenya (TUC-K) chairman Tom Odege said union officials would hold talks with the police to be allowed to hold the protests.

He, however, said demonstrations had kicked off in some parts of the country and expressed confidence that they would be successful.

Mr Odege said the demonstrators are expected to march to the Office of the President on Harambee Avenue to air their grievances.

The trade union is opposed to the new NHIF rates that took effect in April.

On Tuesday, a meeting between the union leaders and acting labour Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo failed to avert the protests.

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