GOVERNORS have been severely criticized for threatening to terminate the jobs of doctors who are on strike and who have disabled health services across the country complaining of poor working conditions.

The Secretary General of the National Doctors’ Union (KMPDU), Davji Atellah, has vowed that doctors will not give in to the threats of county officials. Speaking on Monday, April 1, 2024 in Kirinyaga County, after participating in a meeting with doctors in the area, Dr. Atellah, strongly criticized the threats made by governors from various counties to pressure doctors to return to work.

He said that it is disappointing that instead of focusing on the important issues mentioned by the Union, employers have turned to threats.

“We want to make it clear that no doctor will be threatened or pressured to return to work until all the issues we listed in our strike notices are fully resolved,” he said.

Dr. Atellah has asked the governors to direct their efforts to highlight the various issues that affect health workers in their various areas of work.

“The time has come for the interests of health workers and the citizens they serve to be given priority. Poor politics should be avoided in service delivery,” he said.

He warned against abusing court orders to force the Union to call off the strike.

April 2, 2024

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