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SOCIETY

"He Was A Family Man," Sister To Nakuru Killer Doctor Breaks Silence In An Emotional Recall

The family of Dr.James Gakara; a Nakuru based doctor who allegedly murdered his two children by administering insulin drug at their Milimani home in Nakuru has broken their silence over the matter. James' sister Mary Gakara confessed that her brother's tragic actions came out as a shock to the family since he was a loving father and family man.

  2 months ago ago

SOCIETY

Update: Doctor Who Committed Suicide in KNH Parking Lot to be Buried Today

Lydiah Wahura Kanyoro committed suicide last Saturday on the parking lot of Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. The sad and grim details of her death shocked the country and brought to light the devastating effects of depression. Picture courtesy. It is alleged that the 33-year-old doctor and medical student at The University of Nairobi, injected herself with anaesthetic medication.

  5 months ago ago
Update: Doctor Who Committed Suicide in KNH Parking Lot to be Buried Today

POLITICS

Doctors Call Off Strike, Ink Deal with Government

Kenyans can sigh with relief after disgruntled doctors called off their strike that had threatened to totally cripple health services in the country. This comes after days of back-and-forth battle with the government over their pay among other pertinent grievances. They were also protesting lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as they work hard to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease that has wrecked havoc across the world. They struck a deal after the intervention of President Uhuru Kenyatta

  11 months ago ago
Doctors Call Off Strike, Ink Deal with Government

HEALTH

Big Blow To BBI As Health Care Workers Makes the Following Announcement

Doctors,clinical officers,nurses and medical laboratory officers in Kenya have been on strike for some time now. They have presented their demands to the county and the national governments but they have not been addressed. Doctors,nurses and clinical officers in some counties have been fire by participating in the strike. The counties of Mombasa and Kisumu have fired their health care workers. In Mombasa, 86 doctors have been fired for not returning to work when called upon by the county government. This has

  10 months ago ago
Big Blow To BBI As Health Care Workers Makes the Following Announcement

POLITICS

Senator Mutula Jnr Tears Into MPs Over Their Helicopter Demand

Makueni County senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior on Wednesday November 18 tore into Members of Parliament over their selfish hefty demands from government. Taking to his official Twitter account, the senate minority whip faulted the lawmakers for demanding a helicopter evacuation. He said that doctors and healthcare workers through their unions are demanding for allowances and personal protective equipment in the middle the Covid-19 pandemic but the government is not ready to provide. The lawmaker used an example

  1 year ago ago
Senator Mutula Jnr Tears Into MPs Over Their Helicopter Demand

COVID

Devastating Details of a 28 year old Doctor Killed by Coronavirus

The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union, KMPDU has announced the sudden death of their 28 year old colleague. In a devastating statement, the union noted that the young medic had not been paid for the past five months. According to the union, Dr Stephen Mogusu, died of COVID-19 complications and is said to have no insurance which leaves the family of the young doctor with zero compensation. The late Dr. Stephen Mogusu. He succumbed to Covid 19 complications. "Devastating to announce the demise of

  11 months ago ago
Devastating Details of a 28 year old Doctor Killed by Coronavirus

HEALTH

New Twist As Dr Mogusu's Payslip Is Revealed

Yesterday on Monday, the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) announced that a 28 year old doctor called Dr Stephen Mogusu had passed away due to COVID-19 complications. That the yound doctor who had reportedly gone for five months without pay and had no medical cover passed away at Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital leaving behind a young family that hadn't even compensated. His death came at a time when doctors had warned to go on strike over what they term Government's

  11 months ago ago
New Twist As Dr Mogusu's Payslip Is Revealed

COVID

Sorrow And Despair As KMPDU Posts This After Losing Another Doctor To Covid-19

The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union has posted a sorrowful message of despair following the demise of another health professional to Covid-19. The touching message states that at the time of his death Dr. Stephen Mogusu had not been paid his salary for 5 months neither does he have medical insurance thereby leaving his young family with no compensation. The late Dr. Stephen Mogusu. The death comes barely hours after KMPDU through its Secretary General, Chibanzi Mwachonda issued an extension notice

  11 months ago ago
Sorrow And Despair As KMPDU Posts This After Losing Another Doctor To Covid-19

HEALTH

Medics' Strike Leaves Seven Infants Dead in Rift Valley General Hospital

Seven babies reportedly lost their lives recently in a single day in Rift Valley General Hospital, Nakuru County. An anonymous nurse told the Standard that the deaths were occasioned by the ongoing nurses' strike. Currently, the facility's maternity wing is being managed by a single medic tasked with assisting delivering mothers, and also performing Cesarean Section (CS) whenever the need arises. "We only have one doctor, who is working with contracted nurses to help women seeking deliveries, but they are overwhelmed,"

  11 months ago ago
Medics' Strike Leaves Seven Infants Dead in Rift Valley General Hospital

HEALTH

Kenyan Doctors planning a candlelight Vigil on Wednesday 9th December 2020 at the MOH offices

It is very unfortunate for tye government neglecting the plea of health workers who were demanding for salary increment, provision of sufficient PPE's , provision of insurance cover to them and many more pleas. This has led to a widespread boycott of work by many medics. Today, many government were noted to be without doctors though sick patients kept going in to seek medical services. The worst thing about this is the death of a Medic that happened today. Dr. Stephen Mogusu succumbed today to COVID-19. It is

  11 months ago ago
Kenyan Doctors planning a candlelight Vigil on Wednesday 9th December 2020 at the MOH offices

HEALTH

Doctors issue strike notice

Doctors countrywide will stay away from hospitals beginning December 6 if demands they have addressed to the government would not have been met. Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) yesterday issued a 21-day notice in the wake of Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) yesterday gave a 21-day notice in the wake of the expanding number of surgeons who have capitulated to Covid-19.  The notification came minutes after other medical care laborers' association gave a comparable

  1 year ago ago
Doctors issue strike notice

POLITICS

Reasons Why Kenyans Will Continue Suffering In Hospitals Despite Doctors Calling Off Their Strike.

After signing a return-to-work formula,Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU)chair called off the doctor's strike after engaging in a closed-door meeting with the Ministry of Health, the Treasury, the SRC, and the Ministry of Labour with the intervention of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The deal signed by doctors provided a framework on how the issues raised will be handled as they embark on their duties. Despite doctors calling off the strike,millions of Kenyans will continue suffering in hospitals

  11 months ago ago
Reasons Why Kenyans Will Continue Suffering In Hospitals Despite Doctors Calling Off Their Strike.

HEALTH

This is Not Time to Say You Want More Money, CS Kagwe Dismisses Doctors' Demand For Allowances

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has dismissed the call from health workers for allowances. Speaking on Wednesday November 18 when he appeared on Citizen TV's JKLIVE show hosted by Jeff Koinange, CS Kagwe said that this is not the right time for health workers to say that they want more money. CS Kagwe said that doctors and all health workers should currently concentrate on their worker, owing to the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. He noted that the health workers should at the moment

  1 year ago ago
This is Not Time to Say You Want More Money, CS Kagwe Dismisses Doctors' Demand For Allowances

COVID

'Don’t insult us, we are not contracting COVID-19 in bars,’ doctors insist

The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has come out to strongly condemn claims that doctors are contracting COVID-19 outside health facilities. In a message directed to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, KMPDU Secretary General Chibanzi Mwachonda said it was an insult to insinuate that medical officers are getting infected with the virus in social places such as bars. Doctors forum have raised alarm just after the cabinet secretary of health said doctors do contract covid-19 from outside the hospital.

  1 year ago ago
'Don’t insult us, we are not contracting COVID-19 in bars,’ doctors insist

COVID

KMPDU: Covid positive doctors forced to treat patients

The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union, KMPDU in a committee meeting with senators has shocked the country with their revelation of how the state of health in Kenya is. The KMPDU Secretary General Dr. Chibanzi Mwachoda has told the Senate committee that more often than not sick doctors have been made to work. He attributed this to the lack of enough medical personnel in the country forcing already infected doctors to still attend to patients. The seriously ill doctors he said, were the only ones

  1 year ago ago
KMPDU: Covid positive doctors forced to treat patients

POLITICS

"Why Meet With The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, And Ignore The Doctors?" Raila Trolled By Kenyans

The COVID-19 pandemic has indeed taken its toll in Kenya, with each day more and more cases being recorded. The number of daily reported deaths has also increased significantly since the reopening of the economy. Many sectors have been affected including the schools, the churches and also the health sector. Since the pandemic started, the country has lost more than 20 doctors due to COVID-19. This has led to the secretary general of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU), Chibanzi Mwachonda

  1 year ago ago

HEALTH

Doctors Mourning Again as One of Them Succumbs to Covid-19 Virus

The government is putting up the necessary facilities to ensure that Covid 19 virus is kept at bay.Restrictions coupled with the containtment measures are being observed.Some places such as Kisumu County have decided to impose a ksh 2000 for those who will be found without their masks.Indeed the deaths are

  8 months ago ago
Doctors Mourning Again as One of Them Succumbs to Covid-19 Virus

LIFESTYLE

Doctors suspend strike as they look forward to talks

Kenyan doctors have suspended the strike that was to begin on Monday, December 7. This is due to the pressure from the government to call off the strike and let the government deal with their grievances appropriately. The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Secretary General Dr. Chibanzi Mwachonda has said that they look forward for the talks that have been scheduled on 9th and 10th December by the Senate and National Assembly Health committees respectively. They hope that these meetings will

  11 months ago ago
Doctors suspend strike as they look forward to talks

POLITICS

Politicking with death!

Covid 19 has become a world wide threat. As a patriot I thought this is the time we must realize the importance of developing our very own hospitals and equipping them adequately because all nations in the world are struggling. It's is unfortunate that my thoughts have been watered down by what one Member of parliament said at the floor of champers of parliament and the the information published in some local news paper that , “Members of parliament now want helicopter evacuation.” It's sad that even after

  1 year ago ago
Politicking with death!

HEALTH

People Upset By What OMD Leader Raila Odinga Said About The Doctor's Deaths

Our country has so far recorded 1,228 deaths since the commencement of COVID-19 pandemic in the country in March. Among this fatalities are doctors. At the moment the doctors are on strike. Most of the citizen yesterday were upset by what the ODM Leader Raila Odinga said as far as doctors fatalities are concern. "It's not only doctors who are dying... we are also in a hard position economically... this is not the time to hold the government at ransom," he said. “My dear colleagues, let me admonish you today

  11 months ago ago
People Upset By What OMD Leader Raila Odinga Said About The Doctor's Deaths