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Kenyan doctors on strike
  • Kenyan doctors have rejected a $18.3 million (KES2.4 billion) offer to return to work.
  • The top demands of over 7,000 medics include immediate hiring of trainee doctors, adequate medical insurance coverage for doctors and their dependents, and fixing delays in pay.
  • The labour boycott also calls for paying doctors working in public hospitals as part of their higher degree courses.

In a move that further throws Kenya’s healthcare system into a spin, public hospital doctors under the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KPMDU) lobby have rejected a $18.3 million (KES2.4 billion) offer to leave the streets and go back to work.

The latest twist underlines the deepening rift between healthcare professionals and Kenyan officials amid a strike that has now stretched into its third week since March 15.

Representing over 7,000 members, KMPDU initiated the strike to address several critical issues, including the demand for the payment of …