Doctors in Kenya will not go on a strike

On December 7, the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) announced that they will conduct the strike which they had called out over the lack of protection and safety during the COVID-19 crisis. 

KMPDU Secretary General Dr. Chibanzi Mwachonda said they had opted to suspend the strike.  

“The union acknowledges the efforts of the two houses of Parliament (National Assembly and Senate) to resolve the grievances raised in the strike notice dated 16th November 2020. We acknowledge the goodwill of the Kenyan doctors and the public. KMPDU looks forward to the meetings set for 9th and 10th December by the Senate and National Assembly Health committees respectively,” Dr. Mwachonda in suspending the strike for two weeks. 

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