Doctors’ union officials sentenced to one month in Jail


Nairobi, KENYA: The Court has sentenced Seven KMPDU officials to one month in jail for contempt of court after they failed to reach an agreement and call off medics strike as directed.

Judge Hellen Wasilwa of the Labour Court on Monday ruled there is no sufficient justification to review orders issued last month.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) officials appeared in Milimani Law Courts earlier this morning.

Judge Wasilwa had suspended their jail term and directed Central Organization of Trade Union (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli to lead negotiations to bring an end to the industrial action.