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Nakuru County to pay nurses their three-month salary arrears by end of January

By Mercy Kahenda | Published Mon, January 8th 2018 at 00:00, Updated January 8th 2018 at 20:58 GMT +3
Health CEC Dr Jonah Manjari addressing striking nurses at the County Government of Nakuru headquarters on January 04, 2017. [Photo: Courtesy]

The county government has agreed to pay nurses their three-month salary arrears by the end of January.

According to an agreement between the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) officials and the county executive, the nurses will receive pay for August, September, and October last year by January 28.

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In the agreement notice seen by The Standard, the union representatives will tomorrow meet with the county officials to confirm the names of the members to benefit from the deal.

“This is to inform you that the processing of salary arrears for August, from the health executive, Dr Johan Manjari Mwangi.

On Thursday, the more than 1,200 nurses issued a one-week strike notice. They told the county government to pay their salary arrears or have them boycott work.

“We have agreed that we shall receive all salary arrears by January 28. We are hoping the county shall act,” said the KNUN branch secretary general, Syprene Odera.