Nandi County Nurses vow to continue with their strike as patients cry foul

Nurses in Nandi County have vowed to continue with their strike until their grievances are addressed.

Kenya Union of Nurses Nandi county chairman Paul Sang said that they will not resume work until their demands are fully addressed saying the county government was reluctant to engage them.

Addressing the media in Kapsabet town, Sang said the nurses had been discriminated against prompting them to continue with the industrial action despite the plight of the patients.


“The strike will continue for as long as it lasts. we have had enough of lip services from the government,” said Sang.

Nurses went on strike on 7th December 2020 after failing to reach an agreement with county government over their demands including payment of arrears of the 2017 promotions, salary arrears nurses employed in 2019 and immediate confirmation of officers on contract..

“If Nandi county would sit with us, maybe we would have a home grown solution,” Sang said.

They accused the county government for not telling the truth on the staff welfare and they vowed not to be dubbed into another round of failed promises.

“We are not going to entertain any more lies, we will not agree anymore to have a boardroom meeting yet our demands are not addressed,” said Amos Ngetich, a union official.

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