BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,24TH AUG 2017-As the Nurses strike enters day 81 on Thursday 24th August,president Uhuru Kenyatta has asked nurses countrywide to hold talks with governors aimed at bringing to an end the stalemate.
Speaking at the Kenyatta national hospital during the opening of a cancer technology center ,Uhuru says every Kenyan had a right to quality health care because they pay taxes.He regretted that the Nurses strike had greatly hampered the realization of this right for many kenyans.
The head of state applauded nurses working at the Kenyatta National hospital for their move to continue serving even as the rest remained at home.”Ningependa kuwashukuru sana jameni kwa kazi yenu nzuri ya kuendelea na kuwahudumia wakenya” he said.
He urged Nurses to follow the right channels in seeking solutions to their grievances.”Mailu hapa akiwaletea shida kujeni kwangu mgonga gonge hee ama namnagani wenzangu ?”.he asked.
Nurses are accusing the government for not implementing the 40 billion shillings signed earlier in the year.
Government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe also commended on the strike accusing nurses of being insincere.
The president also announced that Six new cancer centers will soon be opened in various hospitals in the country in order to De-congest the Kenyatta National hospital.