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KENYA: Sack SRC boss, protesting Kisii nurses say

July 2017 DailyNation; Striking Kisii nurses have called for the sacking of Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) chair Sarah Serem, accusing her of blocking signing of a CBA. The health workers chanted slogans and waved placards as they hoisted the SRC chair’s effigy as they marched along the streets. Led …

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KENYA:Doctors union urges Govt to tackle nurses’ strike

July 2017 Dailynation;Doctors have asked the government to amend the Health Bill 2015 in order to improve access to services, and resolve the ongoing nurses’ strike. The appeal comes a day after signing acollective bargaining agreement with the government. Speaking during the third annual delegates’ conference at Crowne Plaza in …

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KENYA:Revealed: The hidden killer in your meat

June 2017 Dailynation; Meat retailers are using unregulated preservatives in excessively large amounts to preserve meat for as long as three months, investigations by the Nation have revealed. The use of sulphites — a form of inorganic salts — was banned in 1986 by the US Food and Drug Authority (FDA). …

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KENYA: Health ministry backs bid to call off nurses strike

June 2017 BusinessDaily; The Health ministry has thrown its weight behind an application seeking to have the nurses strike called off. Principal Secretary Julius Korir has in court papers said that the strike, called by Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun) officials, is premature since talks on the collective bargaining agreement …

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KENYA:Medical drugs importers put on two months notice

June 2017 BusinessDaily;Importers of pharmaceutical products have until September 1 to comply with Kenyan standards on medical drugs and equipment or face cancellation of their licences. The notice affects all importers of medical devices, food supplements, medical cosmetics, herbal products and other related healthcare borderline products falling under the regulated …

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