Nakuru Nurses call off strike after an agreement

Nakuru County Union of Nurses has officially called off their strike after they entered an agreement with the county Government.

Addressing media jointly in Nakuru on Wednesday afternoon after holding a meeting with the County Government, Agnes Munderu from the Nurses Union stated that they had entered an agreement with the county Government and therefore announcing the strike called off as from 5th January 2017.

“We have a had a meeting with the county Government of Nakuru and we finally came to an agreement concerning the Nurses in Nakuru.I hereby with immediate effect call off the strike to allow for amicable settlement.

Nakuru County Chief Executive for Health Dr.Mungai Kabii assured the Nurses that their grievances in the agreement will be sorted out.

He added that the county was working to see to it that the Health sector does not face any further crisis as this derails the citizens and denies them the opportunity to get quality services.

“We have agreed and I must say that all issues in the agreement shall be sorted out to ensure that the county continues to deliver quality services” he said.

Similar sentiments were echoed by Nakuru County Secretary Joseph Motari who thanked the Nurses Union for agreeing to talk in order to solve the issues surrounding their terms and conditions.

This comes even as the county Government had threatened to sack all nurses who were on strike claiming the nurses had no humanity at heart.

The nurses had raised various issues among them promotion and remuneration.