Nurses in Bungoma County have joined their colleagues in a nationwide strike that started on Monday.
According to the secretary general Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Bungoma branch, George Musindi all nurses in the county have downed tools.
Musindi said that the nurses will not relent until the Common Bargaining Agreement is signed by the national and county governments and called on the nurses to make arrangements to ensure patients admitted in public hospitals are discharged or transferred to mission or private hospitals and leave the hospitals under the management of the administration.
He said that the nurses will remain at home until the CBA is signed and their issues are addressed once and for all reiterating that the Council of Governors and the Salaries and Remuneration Commission will determine when the strike will end.
A spot check by KNA confirmed that services in most hospitals within the county were paralyzed as patients were turned away to seek medical attention from private and mission hospitals or those who could not afford the cost at the alternative hospitals were forced to go back home.
Source: Kenya News Agency