Kenya Union of Nurses Secretary General, Seth Panyako

The Kenya National Union of Nurses has called out senior officials of the Ministry of Health and the secretariat of the Council of Governors for false reports to the nation that the union has refused to be flexible and for frustrating the union to end the ongoing strike.

Secretary General of the Kenya Union of Nurses Seth Panyako has accused the Council of Governors and the ministry of health for acting as a stumbling block to the implementation of the Return to Work Formulae agreed on 30th August 2017.


They have however denied the meeting called by the Council of Governors earlier today to discuss the effects of the ongoing strike to the country.

Among the issues agreed on in the Return to Work Formula are the Health Risk Allowance that sees every nurse receive 11, 550 per month to make it 15,400 and a Uniform allowance of 40,000 Ksh to be to be phased out in four equal installments spread out over 4 years at an incremental rate.

The Nurses Union has stated that it has not received any offer, yet 40% of the counties are 100% paralyzed.

More than a 100 days into the strike and a declaration by the union that dialogue is a must for the strike to come to an end, it is uncertain how much longer Kenyans have to suffer without medical Services.