Back to work! Nyeri nurses suspend strike


File photo of nurses during a previous demonstration.
File photo of nurses during a previous demonstration.

Nyeri governor Samuel Wamathai has asked nurses in his county to go back to work – this coming after he announced that Kenya National Union of Nurses and the public service board had struck a deal.

Nurses had downed their tools three weeks ago, protesting a dire staff shortage and delays in promotions – grievances that Waithaka says are being sorted.

“I am calling upon the nurses to return to work immediately as they wait for further negotiations into backdating the promotion letters,” said Mr Wamathai.

Waithaka said that 65 more nurses have been recruited, and over 400 nurses have been promoted.

Nurses Union Branch Secretary Beatrice Nduati backed the announcement saying the nurses should be back to work by Wednesday morning, adding that any unresolved issues would be addressed in the next two months.

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