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Who said we’ve called off our strike? the struggle continues, doctors say

The KMPDU on Saturday was categorical that the doctors’ strike has yet to be called off/CFM

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 — The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) on Saturday was categorical that it has not called of its strike. 

The Ministry of Health had led Capital FM News to believe that the doctors had agreed to government’s terms which were they would first need to call off their strike before they can once again take up their place on the negotiating table.

In a statement, the KMPDU however dismissed these reports as, “propaganda,” and “misinformation.”

“We remain on strike until the union officially guide the members on how and when this industrial dispute shall be settled amicably.”

Following this statement, President Kenyatta dug in his heels on the position that any negotiations that would take place, would only take place once full service delivery was restored to public health facilities.

“We note the Union’s statement on the subject which was sent to doctors last night, but the President’s resolve and message remains absolutely the same, there will be no more shikanaring (meetings) on this subject,” his Spokesman Manoah Esipisu said from State House Mombasa on Sunday morning.

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