Doctors in Nakuru County are lamenting the lack of drugs, medical equipment, and a chronic shortage of lab reagents and essential medical supplies.
The doctors say Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika promised to support healthcare professionals during the campaigns in 2022 but is yet to do so.
"These promises remain unfulfilled. Instead, doctors have seen their salaries slashed by a staggering 30 per cent, and some have been haphazardly dismissed from their positions. It's a grave injustice," said Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists Dentists Union (KMPDU) Davji Atella.
"Every day, memos about shortages circulate, painting a grim picture of our healthcare system," he added.
Due to working in deplorable conditions with no hope of promotions, Davji said the doctors remain demoralised.
The doctors have vowed to go on a strike in 21 days if the Nakuru County government does not fulfil its promises.
"We demand the promotion of doctors without delay, an end to the archaic and insufficient employment contracts, and a concerted effort to combat the severe unemployment crisis within the county," said Davji.
"We firmly believe that our political leaders must be held accountable for the promises they made to the people. It's time for action, not words," he added.
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