Nurses in Narok County are mourning their branch union Secretary General, Nicholas Sankei who passed away after falling in a quarry.
Led by Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Narok branch Chairman, Henry Onyancha, the nurses described late Sankei as a focused leader who went out of his way to ensure the nurses’ welfare was addressed.
Since he assumed office in 2013 when KNUN was formed, Sankei was very vocal in advocating for nurses welfare. We have lost a leader who the union will never forget, he said.
Onyancha recalled how the late Sankei led the union leaders to negotiate with the county government to employ nurses who had remained on contract for many years on permanent basis.
He advised us on how to channel our complaints to the county government and after lengthy talks, about 50 nurses who were working on contracts were employed on permanent and pensionable basis, said Onyancha.
He eulogized the deceased as a leader who fought for the promotion of hundreds of nurses in the county who had stagnated in the same job group for over eight years.
The Narok North Deputy Nursing Officer, Toroitich Chesang said resident of Olokruto area, where the deceased was a senior nursing officer have suffered a great loss of an officer who was dedicated in his work.
He added since the late officer was employed in 1992, his records were very clean as he has never been involved in any disciplinary case.
The late Sankei was so dedicated in his job that he did not mind working extra hours without pay when need arouse, he was a role model in the nursing fraternity and we will all miss him, said Chesang.
The late Sankei was born in 1972 and his survived by one wife and one daughter. He will be buried on Friday February 10 at his home in Nairegie Enakare area in Narok East Sub County.
Source: Kenya News Agency