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Kirinyaga sacked nurses plan to return to work

Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Kirinyaga Branch has called their members to return to work.

Led by their Branch Secretary, Wambui Karege, they said the Public Service Commission has said that they were illegally sacked nurses and should be reinstated.

            Addressing the media at Starwood Hotel at the outskirts of Kirinyaga town, they said they were preparing to report back to duty today (Wednesday).

            “The ruling has favoured us and we are in possession of all documents. We are now going back to our work stations,” Wambui said.

            Mrs. Karege said they served the County Public Service Board with the verdict 11 days ago, however, no action or feedback has been received yet.

            “The documents are with the County Public Service Board, which we gave 11 days ago. They haven’t communicated so far,” she added.

            The letter was signed by Charity Kisotu, Vice-Chairperson, Public Service Commission which indicate that the due procedure was not followed and all nurses should be reinstated, and directed all 188 members to report to their work stations on Wednesday morning.

            Steve Ndung’u, chairperson KNUN Kirinyaga Branch said they expect positive reception at their work stations and are ready to offer service to the people of Kirinyaga.

            He insisted they are not planning for further wars with the county government but ready to offer services.

            Ndung’u said the governor should be reminded that she sent home some of the most experienced workers with enviable track records of competency, devotion and who had saved many lives.

            He maintains their services are now more than ever needed, to save the lives of Kirinyaga people who may in the long run, turn positive to this deadly pandemic of Covid 19, hence, the need for preventive and curative care.

  By Mutai Kipng’etich

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