Kenya Health Practitioners Society in Meru County has demonstrated for the second week as mortuary attendants downed their tools to join their striking colleagues and demand their allowances.
Speaking at Meru County headquarters during a peaceful demonstration, the Regional Clinical Officers’ Association Chairman Henry Mwenda said all public mortuaries in the county will be closed from today.
He added that out of the 19 cadres, the county chose to award nurses the allowances leaving out the others as the cadres affected have more than 4,000 health workers in the county.
The officials lamented that the county government had unfairly distributed the allowances despite signing an agreement late last year which indicated that by January 2017, the county was supposed to increase the allowances of all the 19 cadres.
Moses Baiyenia the Secretary general of the organization criticized Meru governor Peter Munya of pretending to solve doctors’ strike at the national level yet failing to solve health crisis in his own county.