Nairobi workers’ mistrust for county officials takes them back to the streets

Nairobi clinical officers outside City Hall on February 28, 2019. /MAGDALINE SAYA

Many heeded to the presidents order of returning to work following talks that led to agreement with troubled county workers all over the country who were in strike.

The nurses retreat has however not been emulated by Nairobi workers who have owed they will not be fooled by the discussions.

Clinical workers in Nairobi on Thursday started their strike as they demanded promotions, re-designation, signing of a recognition agreement and change in their health insurance provider.

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Speaking outside City Hall, their secretary general Tom Nyakaba said they won’t sign any deal with the county officials unless their grievances are addressed.

“We are not ready to retreat or surrender. We have met some few guys from the county including the Chief of Staff, Health CEC and assembly’s health department, but we have said if our grievances will not be addressed in full we are not going to resume duty,” he said.

“County officials have shown us that they are not people to be trusted. They don’t have good faith and we are not going to try and imagine they will have it,” he said.

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