Uhuru Now Alleges Political Betrayal. What’s up?; Over 1,189 Kenyans Have Died in Road Accidents in 2024, NTSA & Another Blogger Found Dead. Who’s Targeting Them?

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The government and doctors have been at loggerheads for weeks now and by the looks of things, issues on salaries and intern doctors if not unresolved, will paralyze the health sector.

Talks to end the strike hit a snag at the end of March after the government side refused to engage the striking medics any longer until they called off their work boycott.

Speaking on Sunday, President William Ruto appealed to striking doctors to reconsider their stance, noting that the country is struggling with ballooning wage bills and meagre resources to meet their demands for a pay rise.

The president said the amount spent on salaries and wage bills is unrealistic hence there is a need to revise the entire chain of input and output noting that the country is spending 47 per cent of annual revenue on wage bills instead of 35 as required by the law.

Responding to the President, But in response, The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) SG Davji Atellah stated that what they’re asking for now is what was agreed upon in the 2017 CBA after compromising with the government’s requests at that time.

“We can not backtrack on our salaries to exploitation in the name of the wage bill. The doctors’ salary is anchored on CBA, and it is important like the salary of any Kenyan,” the SG said.

With the push and pull between the doctors and the government, there is a need to come to a consensus and solve the impasse.

Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today;

Politics of betrayal: Former President Uhuru Kenyatta says some leaders are traitors

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has rekindled the politics of betrayal in the country after launching a scathing attack on traitors in the political scene.

Mr Kenyatta, not mincing his words, took on some political leaders whom he termed as traitors, lamenting how the political field in Kenya is full of betrayal.

Over 1,189 Kenyans Have Died in Road Accidents in 2024, NTSA

The number of road traffic accident fatalities in the country has ignited outrage from a section of political leaders and Kenyans A section of Kenyans called on Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen to rise to the occasion to save lives The data by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) shows that pedestrian deaths were the highest, followed by fatalities from motorcycle accidents

According to the National Transport and Safety Authority, the number is higher by 60 deaths compared to the same period in 2023.

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Police launch probe after body of Kisii blogger Duke Nyabaro found hanging in kiosk

The death of a man whose body was found hanging in a kiosk barely 10 hours after being active on Facebook discussing football matters has left the police with more questions than answers.

Did Duke Nyabaro, 31, an active social media user who doubled up as a teacher die by suicide or was he murdered?

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