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The doctors’ strikes: Never-ending wars and how ministers navigated protests since independence

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What you need to know:

  • Health CS Nakhumicha refused to speak to striking doctors who stormed her offices or to Nation journalists.
  • The doctors’ strike, now in its 31st day, is one in a series of since 1982.
  • Arthur Magugu went down in history as the first Health Minister to be confronted by striking medics.
  • Kenya’s first health minister Njoroge Mungai (1963-64), his successor Joseph Otiende (1964-69), Isaac Okero (1970-74) and James Osogo (1975-79) never experienced a doctors’ strike.