The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has nominated two seasoned lawyers to the mediation panel on the doctors’ strike.
Lawyers John Morris Ohaga and Ms. Njeri Kariuki will represent the lawyers’ body in the talks to have the doctors call off their strike as was directed by the Court of Appeal on Wednesday.
The three-judge bench of Wanjiru Karanja, Hannah Okwengu and Jamila Mohammed on Wednesday directed the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) to lead the mediation talks and have the doctors call off the strike as soon as possible.
“The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has nominated two lawyers who are also seasoned mediators – Mr. John Morris Ohaga and Ms. Njeri Kariuki – to be part of the mediation panel on the Doctors’ impasse,” stated a communication from LSK Programmes Officer Harold Ayodo yesterday.
KNCHR is also expected to forward names of its mediators to allow the process start as early as today so as to have the stalemate solved within the shortest time possible to restore normalcy in the country’s health facilities.
The mediation panel is expected to report to the Court next week on Thursday on the progress of the talks.
Elsewhere, Inter-religious leaders in the country have welcomed the Court of Appeal’s decision to release the seven doctors’ union officials to facilitate talks aimed at ending the protracted strike which has met untold suffering on Kenyans.
The faith leaders under the umbrella, Inter-Religious Council of Kenya volunteered to serve as observers during the mediation talks being spearhead by LSK and KNCHR.