Doctors end their 100 -day strike


Nairobi,KENYA: Doctors have declared an end to their 100- day strike.

KMPDU secretary general Dr. Ouma Oluga made the announcement after signing a return to work formula with the government and council of Governors.

Health cabinet secretary Cleopa Mailu, PS Nicholas Muraguri and council of Governor’s chairman Peter Munya also signed the deal.

Declaring the end of the 100-day industrial action, Oluga said doctors are hoping to restore harmony with the government.

“Moving forward, we do not wish that the country witness this again.The strike is hereby called off’, he said.

He called on Doctors to report to work immediately and offer ‘best of service to patients’ while urging the government to improve the medics working conditions.

According to the KMPDU secretary general, the comprehensive bargaining agreement CBA will be deposited with the courts.

Mailu said president Uhuru Kenyatta’s intervention saw the end of medic’s strike so that Kenyans continue getting the services of doctors.

“Yes there are grievances. We must learn how to resolve them without occasioning pain to other people.Those 100 days of strike will remain black pages in the history of practice of medicine.But we are also happy we reached an amicable solution to bring this pain to an end’, he said.

The CS urged medics to resume work immediately to offer services to Kenyans.

Protracted battles between the medics and government, saw KMPDU officials sent to jail for contempt of court.

Kenya Medical Association also revoked the membership of Dr Mailu and Muraguri for one year for the role they played in the stalemate.