by Louisa Twum-Baah

January 12, 2017

Kenyan doctors ‘given suspended sentences over strike’

Six doctors from the Kenyan doctors’ union have been given a one-month suspended sentence for refusing to call off the ongoing strike which has paralysed operations in public hospital, the country’s Daily Nation newspaper reports.

The Employment and Labour Relations Court ordered the union to end the strike and finalise negotiations with the government within the next two weeks.

Several attempts to end the strike have failed as the doctors want the full implementation of a deal signed in 2013 to improve the doctors’ pay and working conditions.

Judge Hellen Wasilwa said that if the officials did not heed to the order they would be jailed for two weeks.

The BBC’s Abdinoor Aden has snapped these photos of the doctors meeting today discuss a way forward:

Doctors meeting
Doctors meeting
Source: BBC
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