Good morning fellow Kenyans,
Today I am forced to talk about the predicament facing the health sector in the country.
After medical doctors suspended their strike to allow for further negotiations on key issues they want to be sorted, Kenyans are still feeling the pinch of the ongoing health worker strike across the country.
One might be mistaken to imagine that healthcare workers are inhumane because of the timings but the question that begs for an answer is, how will the nurses protect Kenyans’ lives if they are dying miserably?
It is undisputed fact that majority of Kenyans are only a step away from poverty if they or their family members require extremely special medical care maybe because of a serious disease or accident.
What medical workers need is just provision of basic needs; timely payment of salaries, provision of efficient and quality working tools as well as properly structured promotion plan.
All these can be made possible if the government finds a long-lasting solution to this predicament. Health workers commission is the real deal here.
County governments have proved to be poor managers of health workers, we can’t gamble with them anymore. Just the way teachers are sorted with the Teachers Service Commission, the same can be done for nurses. Let the government get it done.
That aside, here are top stories of the day:
Gideon Moi Reveals Weapon He Will Use to Destroy DP Ruto Come 2022
Baringo Senator and KANU party leader Gideon Moi has disclosed his 2022 weapon that he will use to, in all appearances, destroy Deputy President William Ruto’s ambitious plan to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Senator Moi told the Standard that arrangements are in place to form a political alliance that will be comprised of like-minded leaders ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Succession intrigues rock Judiciary as Maraga exits
A silent but stormy battle for the control of the Supreme Court has erupted as Chief Justice David Maraga leaves office on Friday.
Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu is tipped to become acting CJ.
But hours before Mwilu would make history as the country’s first acting chief justice, activist Okiya Omtatah dashed to court seeking orders to block her from assuming the office.
Kidero Goes After ODM Governor’s Seat
Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has affirmed that he would make a comeback into politics in 2022 with an eye on succeeding an outgoing Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Governor.
On Thursday, December 10, Kidero said that he was interested in the Homa Bay seat held by incumbent Governor Cyprian Awiti.
Is the BBI course on the verge of stalling after IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati demanded that they be funded before commencing verification exercise?