Mombasa doctors not paid their dues despite President Uhuru’s directive

Mombasa doctors not paid their dues despite President Uhuru’s directive

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Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union Secretary General Dr. Ouma Oluga (center) addressing journalists in Mombasa over the doctor's strike. FILE/PHOTO.

Mombasa, KENYA: Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union officials at the Coast  have complained of not having been paid their salary when they were on strike, despite an earlier directive by President Uhuru requiring them to be paid.

Speaking to Baraka FM on Monday, KMPDU Coast region deputy secretary general Dr.Nikoh Gichana said they would be forced to act if the county governments fails to pay them.

“The president said they should pay the salaries, up to date we have not received the money.” He said.

He added that other counties like Kilifi were trying to make some promising negotiations to pay their doctors, but he wasn’t sure whether they have already been given.

Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta directed governors to pay doctors in public hospitals for the three months they were on strike, but warned that the doctors would be fired should they strike again.

Speaking in Kiambu County , the President said he had made the decision “for the sake of peace.”

“I know I had vowed not to pay these people for the days they were on strike. But for the sake of peace, I have asked governors to pay them so that we can all move on,” said President Kenya.

Earlier on the chairman for council of governors Peter Munya said doctors should not be paid for services they did not rendered.

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