Most operations at Nyamira county health facilities remain grounded as medics continue a three-week go-slow, demanding one-month pay arrears.
The medics boycotted work in late June demanding May and June salaries. Soon afterward, on July 5, two Cubans deployed in the county reported for duty and found services at a standstill.
Last week the medics were paid the arrears of one month, but they said they will not go back to work until they receive payment for the other month as well.
“Health workers throughout the county have decided to remain on the go-slow as they demand full payment for the two months,” Kenya National Union of Nurses Nyamira secretary Richard Oruta said.
“We know there is money but we do not understand why the county government wants to play games.”