Poor human resource management in our counties, is major cause of health workers strikes in Kenya. Poor human resource management has exposed medics to; poor pay, salary delays and discrimination in the line of duties.
The strike by county health workers in our counties, has led to the sacking of many health workers in our country. Currently approximately 188 nurses, who were sacked in Kirinyaga county over strike allegations and gross misconduct; will not be reinstated. Kirinyaga governor; Anne Waiguru has confirmed. "At the moment, we have no vacant positions in the health sector and, therefore, we can’t absorb the sacked employees", governor Waiguru explained.
In her statement to media houses, governor Waiguru said that; the nurses who were sacked participate in the illegal strike.The governor further explains that, she had extended an olive branch, to those who would resume their duties within the stipulated time; for which those who obey reinstated. Governor Waiguru is now making clear that, those who did not resume their duties were fired and new health workers has been hired on contract basis.
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