Governor Tunai orders striking nurses out of government houses
SEE ALSO :Kenyan pioneer athlete laid to restThe Governor accused nurses of blackmail saying the already earn hefty salaries as compared to other professionals in civil service. “Imagine a nurse with just a certificate earning between Sh80,000 to Sh90,000 a month while an Engineer with Degree earns a starting salary of 34,000.We are tired of these illegal strikes and here in Narok I want all those on strike to vacate government houses to pave way for the new staff,” ordered Tunai. Tunai who is also the Chair of the Tourism Committee at the Council of Governors’ said the council will never contravene the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) as far as nurses’ salaries are concerned. Tunai has also warned health workers across the county against drug theft saying that his administration was liaising with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to investigate and prosecute those behind the drug-theft syndicate. He said: “We have been losing drugs as a result of thieves who sell to private facilities and that is why we have asked the drug supplier to label all the drugs coming to Narok for easy tracing,”.
SEE ALSO :Shame of missing girls who sat KCPEThe drugs, he said, will be disbursed to five key hospitals in the county such as Narok County Referral, Kilgoris,Ololung’a and Ngurangurik Sub-County Hospitals. On her part, the CEC Ms Mpeti said the department has put in measures to ensure that crucial operations at the county’s health facilities such as dialysis, Intensive Care Unit and Renal Unit are operational. The move comes days after, Narok nurses joined the rest across the country in strike over alleged failure by the county government to implement the return-to-work formula. The nurses led by their Kenya National Union of Nurses(KNUN)branch officials Elkana Misonge(Secretary General) Henry Onyancha(Chairman) and Simon Maika(Organizing Secretary) have vowed never to return back to work until their grievances are addressed.