Doctors in Central Kenya issue fresh strike threat

Health care workers stage a protest during the ongoing doctors' strike in Kenya.

Doctors in Central Kenya region have threatened to go on strike again.

The over 400 doctors from Nyeri, Nyandarua, Muranga and Kiambu in the central region are protesting against delayed salaries, deplorable state of the facilities and poor staffing.

The doctors also accused the government of failing to implement a return-to-work formula that they signed when the doctors called off the strike last month.
According to their Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPPDU) secretary Gor Goody speaking on Tuesday at Nyeri County Referral hospital, said the government and the county officials lack goodwill to address their grievances.
“We are giving them a two-day window to look into our salary issues because we can no longer afford our basic needs,” she said.