Learning at the Moi University’s School of Medicine was yesterday interrupted after lecturers downed tools over unpaid allowances.
The lecturers said they had issued a strike notice on June 6 to the university’s Vice Chancellor Isaac Kosgey and the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) Chief Executive Officer Wilson Aruasa threatening to strike for the delayed payment of their dues.
“We officially started the strike today. We have stopped giving our services at the Moi University College of Health Sciences,” Dr Ishmael Aiyabei, the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union branch secretary said.
Dr Aiyabei said the university failed to show any commitment in ensuring the payment of the outstanding enhanced clinical allowances, backdated to January 1, 2017, in the June 2019 salaries.