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Police disperse striking KNH workers in Nairobi

By Japheth Ogila | Published Mon, August 6th 2018 at 09:46, Updated August 6th 2018 at 13:04 GMT +3
Kenyatta National Hospital workers protest in Nairobi over delayed payment of health service allowances. [Photo: Courtesy]

Police have lobbed teargas at the Kenyatta National Hospital Workers who took to the streets to demonstrate  against delayed payments of health service allowances on Monday morning.

Striking KNH workers get a brief from their leaders. [Photo: Courtesy]

Operating under the banner of Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational, Institutions and Hospital Workers (Kudhehia), the workers had given a strike notice and have this morning followed it with actions.

The Union through the Secretary General Albert Njeru issued the notice, giving the government  an ultimatum that expired on August 5, 2018 (yesterday). Sources indicate that around 4,700 workers are yet to receive their allowances, after Salaries and Remuneration Commission  okayed them.

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