Nairobi nurses participating in strike to lose their jobs

Nurses demonstrate in Nairobi CBD./FILE

Nairobi, KENYA: Nairobi County nurses who will participate in the planned strike by Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) will lose their jobs.

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has warned nurses working in the county that those who will participate in the strike set for 10th December will be sacked.

“We have a good working relationship with them and I’m not intimidating them, but if they strike, I will sack them. I do not want to go through that route,” he said.

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He further, warned nurses that they will be charged with murder if any patient dies out of strike, however, promising that nurses’ increment will be in this month salary.

KNUN through their secretary general Seth Panyako gave a strike notice to push for implementation of a return to work formula signed last year on date 2 November 2017, where the national and county government agreed to increase the nurses’ services allowance by 10,000 shillings in three phases.