The Kenya medical practitioners, pharmacists and dentists union (KMPDU) has now announced that doctors in the country’s largest referral hospital Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) will continue with their strike.
A day after the 100 day strike by the doctors was called off, the union said that the strike in KNH would continue until the management signed a return to work agreement with its workers.
This came as doctors from Moi Referral and Teaching (MRTH) in Eldoret resumed duty after signing their return-to-work formula with the hospital’s board in a Naivasha hotel.
According to the union, KNH and MRTH unlike other government facilities had individual Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) which should be signed separately.
Addressing the press during the signing ceremony, the union secretary-general Ouma Oluga, said doctors in KNH would stay away until their agreement was signed.
He lashed out at the management of Kenyatta Hospital for the current delay adding that they were in darkness as to why the signing had not been done.
“Patients at KNH will continue suffering as the management for reasons better known to them have failed to sign the return-to-work,” he said.