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Governors agree to pay doctors for 100 days they were on strike

Outgoing CoG chairman Peter Munya. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Outgoing CoG chairman Peter Munya. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The Council of Governors (CoG) has resolved to pay the doctors for the 100 days that they were on strike.

Outgoing CoG chairman Peter Munya said that all the 47 governors had made a climb-down over the disputed unpaid salaries and that the money will be wired to the doctors’ accounts once the county governments receive allocation for the three months to June.

“On humanitarian grounds, the CoG has resolved to pay the doctors for the 100 days that they did not work,” said Mr Munya, also the Meru governor.

Mr Munya was speaking during a State of Devolution address in Nairobi, where Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok was unveiled as the new CoG chairman.

The doctors went on strike between December 5 and March 14, demanding implementation of a 2013 agreement giving them a 150-180 per cent pay rise.

Protection from retribution, including payment for the 100 days they were on strike, was part of the deal that ended the three-month strike.

Mr Munya said a new  collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for doctors, dentists, pharmacists and nurses is yet to be signed.

Medics and nurses in a number of counties have gone on strike citing unpaid allowances agreed in the deal that led to the calling-off of the strike.

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