Nurses have vowed not to return back despite threats by the government over their sacking.
The nurses who have now paralyzed services in many public hospitals in their countrywide strike have vowed not to return to work until their CBA is signed and implemented.
The striking nurses on the fourth month of their strike, have been pushing for the signing and implementation of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) they negotiated with the government and county governments.
Kisii,Nyamira and Migori counties nurses on Wednesday held a joint demonstration in Kisii town asking for both county and National Governments to sign and implement the CBA so that they can return to work.
The nurses led by Moses Riang’a, the Kisii secretary general, dared the government over the sacking threats and instead urged them to implement what they had promised them.
“We will not go back to work until they sign and implement our CBA ,we can not be threatened “, Said Riang’a amid cheers from the nurses
At the same time the have challenged elected leaders to act decisively to their aid. Since they are mandated to avert and give directions where necessary.
“Let elected leaders know that they are in office for only five years and they will go. But as professionals we will remain where we are for many years to the service of the people. Let them take our grievances seriously”, he added
They added that they will continue going with demonstrations until their grievances are heard.