NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 25 – There is still no headway in the renewed talks to have doctors back to work after both sides in the conflict maintained their hard-line stands.
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and the Law Society of Kenya have been spearheading the talks are now threatening to make a report to the Court of Appeal if there will be no change on Tuesday next week.
In a press statement, the co-mediators said the talks were still at deadlock.
“In view of the above, the Mediation Panel has adjourned the mediation process until next week and has informed the respective parties that if there is no change in the respective positions by close of business on Tuesday 28th February, 2017, the Mediators will make an appropriate report to the Court of Appeal,” read the statement in part.
They also cited that the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union expressed their frustration at the offer tabled by the government despite the doctors union having revised their demands downwards on two occasions in the last week.
Doctors have been on strike since December 5, 2016, and are pushing for better pay and improved working conditions among other things.