Medics' strike gets worse as KNH consultants down tools

KMPDU Secretary-General Ouma Oluga (right), Chairman Samwel Oroko (centre) and Nairobi branch Secretary-General Thuranira Kaugiria. Dr Oluga and Dr Oroko are among those jailed. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Doctors are demanding, among many other things, a nearly 130 per cent salary raise for the lowest-cadre members, from a maximum of Sh149,880 to Sh342,770.

  • For the highest job cadre — Group T — the union wants an increase from a maximum of Sh538,980 to Sh946,000, which is a 75 percent rise.

  • The doctors dismissed the arrest warrants issued on Wednesday by Labour Court Judge Hellen Wasilwa, saying they had neither seen the orders nor the arrest warrants.

Specialist doctors who had been offering services at Kenyatta National Hospital and University of Nairobi Medical School lecturers have joined the strike as the doctors’ union continues to defy calls to return to work.

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