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KENYA: Governors vow to dismiss all striking nurses

September 2017 Dailynation; The Council of Governors has maintained that county bosses will sack all nurses who have not resumed duty and advertise their positions. The CoG has described the nurses’ strike as illegal and unprotected. In a statement issued Sunday, CoG chairman Josphat Nanok said the Employment and Labour …

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KENYA: Woman rushed to Tanzania for treatment dies

September 2017 Dailynation; A 43-year-old woman who sought treatment in Tanzania for pregnancy-related complications as a result of the Kenyan nurses’ strike died Wednesday. Ms Josephine Chole, from Taita- Taveta County, died as she waited to be admitted to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. She was eight months pregnant. “She had …

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KENYA:Main services to require NHIF nod in fraud curb bid

September 2017 BusinessDaily; Hospitals will now have to send a pre-authorisation request for specialised services to the national health insurer through an online platform rolled out to curb fraud, before conducting any procedure on a patient. National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) chief executive officer Geoffrey Mwangi said this will help the …

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KENYA:Pupil, new mothers hit hard by nurses’ strike

September 2017 Dailynation; A Class Eight pupil in a Kisii school is among eight women forced into a congested ward at Christa Marriane Hospital because they have nowhere else to go. Speaking to the Sunday Nation, the pupil, who is scheduled to sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination, burst …

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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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