As striking Kenyan doctors dig in, patients are forgotten and a baby dies - Los Angeles Times

No one can be sure how many people may have died because of Kenya's five-week doctors strike, but Dismas Bikundo is sure his baby girl was one of them. She would have been his firstborn child. When his wife, Edna, went into labor on Dec. 27, the couple ...and more »

Kenyan Bishops appeal to doctors to end strike action - Vatican Radio

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops(KCCB) has appealed to striking doctors to resume essential medical duties to save lives. “We appeal to their conscience to be able to resume essential medical duties, even to a limited extent as the Union ...and more »

Medics' demands go beyond pay, work conditions - The Star, Kenya

Before I finished this column, I read a young doctor's account of how she and her colleagues lost a woman whose unborn baby had died. Among many other challenges, they had no blood to give her, and no ambulance to transfer her, so she bled to death ...and more »

Reasons as to why doctors won't receive salary increment, as some of them will be sent to jail - The Standard (press release)

When one party breaches a contract, the other has a responsibility to act in good faith by upholding her end of the bargain as much as possible. If the other party decides “well, if you will not do what you promised then neither will I,” she may find ...and more »

Everyone, not just doctors, should be on strike - Daily Nation (blog)

At this point, if you think about it, everyone in Kenya should be on strike. Just the doctors' strike is far from enough. The doctors are on strike for their dues, yes, but also for implementation of the entire 2013 collective bargaining agreement. For ...and more »

Union leaders should strike balance between demands and public expectations - Daily Nation

Dr Samuel Oroko (centre), the national chairman of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union, with its national secretary-general Dr Ouma Oluga (left) and Nairobi branch secretary Dr Thuranira Kaugiria at Kenyatta National ...and more »

Kenyan court orders arrest of union officials amid doctors' strike - Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A Kenyan court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of doctors' union officials amid a medics strike over pay rise that has lasted for almost 40 days. Justice Hellen Wasilwa of the Employment and Labour Relations Court directed a Nairobi ...and more »

Kenya: Doctors' union officials sentenced over strike - africanews

A Kenyan court has handed down a one-month suspended jail term to seven union officials over a doctors' strike which has crippled public hospitals for the last 40 days. ADVERTISING. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads · inRead invented by Teads.and more »

Doctors warm up for bruising legal battle with government - Daily Nation

In a bid to quell one of the most protracted labour disputes the country has ever seen, Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa, sitting at the Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nairobi, ordered the arrest of Kenya Medical Practitioners', Pharmacists' and ...and more »

Govt extends period for handling doctors strike from 60 to 90 days - Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 – The government has extended the time for resolving the doctors' labour dispute from 60 to 90 days in a move seeking to compel the medics to end the ongoing strike. According to an advert in the local dailies, ...and more »