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KMPDU SG Ouma Oluga speaks to the press/FILE
BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,8TH MARCH 2017-Doctors union officials held a meeting Wednesday to review available option on their side following an ultimatum by the government for them to either immediately return to work or be sacked.
On Tuesday Speaking while opening the 4th Annual Devolution Conference in Nakuru, President Kenyatta stated that the resolution of the dispute cannot come at the expense of fairness to other Kenyans.President Kenyatta said doctors were blackmailing the government and can as well make a decision on whether to continue serving or quit.
The Head of State emphasised that the government shall not succumb to coercion.He stressed that should the ongoing talks being mediated by religious leaders fail, action shall be taken against the doctors.The ongoing negotiations on the doctors strike were further thrown into confusion after the National and County Governments further withdrew their offer to backdate their proffered risk allowance from July 2016.
The Court of Appeal had given the inter-religious group more time to finalise the negotiations and report back on Monday, even as the government made it clear that their demands will not be met.