BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH DEC,2016- Nurses have softened their stand on the strike and agreed to sign recognition agreement a move that now brings to an end their strike.They have been assured that talks to implement their Collective Bargains Agreement that seeks to address their grievances will begin in three weeks time.Seth Panyako the nurses union secretary general led the signing ceremony.
Doctors on the other hand still maintains that their strike is on.Earlier on the nurse representative had walked out of the meeting accusing the governors of been insincere while carrying out the talks.
They however went back to the meeting where an agreement was arrived at.The signing of the recognition agreement was conducted between the chair of the council of governors Peter Munya,Nurses union of Kenya secreatry general Seth Panyako and the ministry of health officials led by cabinet secretary Cleopa Mailu.
Addressing the meeting just after signing the deal cs Mailu has appealed to doctors to loosen their hardliners for the sake of the country and the patients who have been suffering since the strike commenced close to weeks now.The same call was also made by the chair of the council of governors Peter Munya who called upon Doctors to end their strike for the sake of the patients.Munya said it was going to be difficult for the country if the doctors are going to carry on with their strike into the Christmas celebrations. The nurses now resumes work immediately .The focus now shifts to the doctors who still maintains that their strike is on.