By STANDARD DIGITAL REPORTER
Nairobi, Kenya: Health workers have insisted that their strike is still on contrary to reports of a deal brokered Friday night between them and the government.
Communication from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union (KMPDU) has discounted claims that its officials reached an agreement with Cabinet Secretaries for Health James Macharia and his Devolution counterpart Ann Waiguru to end strike.
KMPDU has asked its members to continue boycotting duty until their Secretary General Sultan Matendechero advises otherwise.
“No member should fall into the trap of the propaganda, this is the height of desperation from politicians. If they cannot solve the simple demands from health workers, be prepared for escalate (sic)”, KMPDU said on its social media accounts.
Late Friday evening the government side claimed that it had reached a deal with heath workers to return to work adding that the workers’ grievances would be solved by the National and County government through the Public Service Commission and respective County Public Service boards.
As the strike enters day 12, patients all over the country have continued to suffer as most of government hospitals remain shut.
The health workers are striking over devolution of services including payment of their salaries and other emoluments from national to county governments.