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kenya medics union officials jailed for not ending strike


nairobi, kenya — a kenyan judge monday jailed seven officials of the medics union for a month for failing to call off a two-month strike by doctors at public hospitals that has seen at least a dozen die due to lack of medical care.judge hellen wasilwa said she could not delay further the contempt of court sentence she had suspended earlier on condition the doctors call off their strike. at least 5,000 doctors are on strike for better pay and to protest the dilapidated state of kenya's public health care."this court declines to review its order sentencing the applicants to one month jail term ... you can now start serving your sentences, those are the orders of the court," wasilwa said.doctors want the government to implement pay raises in an agreement signed in 2013. that agreement would r






kenya medics union officials jailed for not ending strike


nairobi, kenya (ap) — a kenyan judge monday jailed seven officials of the medics union for a month for failing to call off a two-month strike by doctors at public hospitals that has seen at least a dozen die due to lack of medical care.judge hellen wasilwa said she could not delay further the contempt of court sentence she had suspended earlier on condition the doctors call off their strike. at least 5,000 doctors are on strike for better pay and to protest the dilapidated state of kenya’s public health care.“this court declines to review its order sentencing the applicants to one month jail term … you can now start serving your sentences, those are the orders of the court,” wasilwa said.doctors want the government to implement pay raises in an agreement signed in 2013. that agreement woul






kenyan doctors' union officials jailed over strike


a kenyan court has jailed seven union officials for a month for failing to call off a strike by the country's doctors that has crippled public hospitals for 10 weeks.judge hellen wasilwa said on monday that she could not delay further the contempt of court sentence that had been suspended earlier on condition the doctors cancel their strike.at least 5,000 doctors are on strike since december 5 for better pay and to protest the dilapidated state of kenya's public healthcare. it has left public hospitals closed and patients unable to get basic medical care."the applicants have not demonstrated to court any new and compelling issue, or pointed out any mistake or error apparent on the record, or any sufficient cause that would warrant review of the court's order," wasilwa said.with national el






kenya: medics jailed for a month for not calling off strike


nairobi, kenya — a kenyan judge has jailed seven officials of the medics union for failing to call off a two-month strike by doctors at public hospitals that has seen at least a dozen die due to lack of medical care.judge hellen wasilwa said monday she could not delay further the contempt of court sentence she had suspended earlier on condition the doctors call off their strike. at least 5,000 doctors are on strike for better pay and working conditions.doctors want the government to implement pay raises in an agreement signed in 2013. that agreement would raise their salaries by 180 percent. currently doctors earn an average basic salary of $400 to $850 per month compared to a kenya legislator who earns nearly $14,000 a month.






kenyan doctors' union officials jailed over strike | kenya news


a kenyan court has jailed seven union officials for a month for failing to call off a strike by the country's doctors that has crippled public hospitals for 10 weeks.judge hellen wasilwa said on monday that she could not delay further the contempt of court sentence that had been suspended earlier on condition the doctors cancel their strike.at least 5,000 doctors are on strike since december 5 for better pay and to protest the dilapidated state of kenya's public healthcare. it has left public hospitals closed and patients unable to get basic medical care.kenya threatens to dismiss striking doctors"the applicants have not demonstrated to court any new and compelling issue, or pointed out any mistake or error apparent on the record, or any sufficient cause that would warrant review of the co






kenya: medics jailed for a month for not calling off strike


nairobi, kenya (ap) — a kenyan judge has jailed seven officials of the medics union for failing to call off a two-month strike by doctors at public hospitals that has seen at least a dozen die due to lack of medical care.judge hellen wasilwa said monday she could not delay further the contempt of court sentence she had suspended earlier on condition the doctors call off their strike. at least 5,000 doctors are on strike for better pay and working conditions.doctors want the government to implement pay raises in an agreement signed in 2013. that agreement would raise their salaries by 180 percent. currently doctors earn an average basic salary of $400 to $850 per month compared to a kenya legislator who earns nearly $14,000 a month.