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Trans Nzoia medics threaten to down tools over June pay

Trans Nzoia County Governor Patrick Khaemba second (left), accompanied by Kassim Owino second (right), Managing Director, Seed-Co Company Limited-Kenya, the Group’s Chief Executive Officer Morgan Nzwere  FILE PHOTO | NMG
Trans Nzoia County Governor Patrick Khaemba second (left), accompanied by Kassim Owino second (right), Managing Director, Seed-Co Company Limited-Kenya, the Group’s Chief Executive Officer Morgan Nzwere  FILE PHOTO | NMG  

Doctors in Trans Nzoia have issued a one-week strike notice over unpaid salaries.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Doctors Union Trans Nzoia officials accused the county of failing to pay their June salaries even after the National Treasury released the funds.

He asked Governor Patrick Khaemba to ensure the salaries are paid immediately or they down their tools.

“We have not got our salaries for reasons we do not understand and our patience is now running out,” said Mr Wesaya while addressing the press in Kitale town.

The doctors also called on the county government to address the erratic payment of their salaries saying they should get their dues by 5th of every month.

“The governor must have a contingency plan on the matter of recurrent expenditure,” Mr Wesaya added.

They further asked the county government to remit all their statutory and non-statutory deductions without delay.

The doctors distanced themselves from claims that their agitation for timely payment of salaries was politically motivated.

“These are legitimate concerns that must be addressed expeditiously without any political interference,” Mr Wesaya said.

The doctors joined other county workers who have already issued a strike notice over delayed pay.

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