100 days of horror, pain and death to end as medics set to call off strike


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There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel after government said a Return-To-Work-Formula with the doctors will be ready for presentation to the Court of Appeal by end of day Tuesday, March 14.

Government lawyer, Waigi Kamau, told the three-judge bench of the Appeals Court that final negotiations are ongoing between government and striking doctors in the agreement.

An excited doctors’ union lawyer, Philip Murgor, welcomed the good news and requested that the matter be resolved before the Appeals Court at 2.30 pm Tuesday.

Justice Martha Koome directed the government lawyer to file the agreed upon document before the Appellate Judges when they reconvene once the return to work deal is signed.

Council of Governors lawyer, Eunice Lumala, confirmed the government position, expressing optimism that the 100-day long doctors’ strike will be finally called off before the end of day Tuesday.

Speaking to the media after the court session, KMPDU Secretary General, Dr Ouma Oluga, intimated that they indeed filed their proposed return to work formula on Monday.

“We are hopeful that the state has considered the our proposal and will adopt the RTWF,” said Dr Oluga.

“Everything we have done was pursuing right for people who were unable not to speak. We hope that the other side will engage us and for now status quo remains,” he added.

“For us today should be a good day for Kenyans.”

This comes after the court had given the two sides a final 24-hour extension to reach a deal or refer the case back to the Employment and Labor Relations Court for final determination.

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