Kenyan doctors have rejected a 40 per cent pay rise offer by the government to end a month long strike that has paralysed operations in the country’s public hospitals.
The doctors, through the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU), announced Friday that they will continue with their strike until their demands are met.
5. Doctors have declined a deal that would favour them and exclude the public from its fruits #offernotCBA— kmpdu (@kmpdu) January 6, 2017
10. The governments offer leaves out structures of promotions and transfers that have caused many strikes in counties #offernotCBA— kmpdu (@kmpdu) January 6, 2017
President Kenyatta had initiated dialogue that took six hours, with the government offering a monthly salary of about $1,900 for the least-paid doctor.
The doctors maintain that a Collective Bargaining Agreement signed between them and the government in 2013 must be fully implemented.
The strike has crippled medical services in all public hospitals leaving nurses and clinical officers overwhelmed.