Mandera referral hospital closed after demo over salaries, six arrested

Mandera County Referral Hospital has been closed following a health workers’ strike for higher salaries.
More than 459 health workers chanted ‘haki yetu’ along streets and waved placards with their demands in a demonstration on Monday afternoon.
They want their salaries increased from Sh58,000 in group H to Sh65,000 in group K .
Saying their state of employment was “in limbo”, they further claimed they had not been promoted since the inception of devolution.
They said the terms of an agreement reached with the Health ministry, following a February strike over unpaid allowances, have not been met.
Six Kenya National Union of Nurses officials were arrested for allegedly inciting the health workers to strike.
They spent Monday night in jail after they were denied bail following an alleged call from a county government official, but were released on Tuesday morning.
Source: the-star.co.ke

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