Doctors' despair drives Kenya's longest medical strike

What you need to know:

  • This week Kenyan doctors took to Twitter in a bid to explain why they are digging their heels while public hospitals are paralysed by the strike, and why they refused a 40 per cent pay rise offer.

  • Under the hashtag #MyBadDoctorExperience, the medics recounted experiences of being forced to work without drugs, gloves or electricity and under severe staff shortages that left many on the verge of collapse.

The first patient Cynthia Waliaula lost was a baby who stopped breathing while she carried him in her arms through the hospital, desperately trying to find an oxygen tank.


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