Azimio Coalition Issues 48-Hour Ultimatum to Resolve Doctors’ Strike: Government Urged to Act Swiftly

The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition has set a strict deadline for the Kenya Kwanza government to address the ongoing doctors’ strike, giving them just 48 hours to take action.

Led by Azimio principal Kalonzo Musyoka, the coalition held a press conference in Nairobi on 8th May, emphasizing the urgency of the situation.

Kalonzo urged the government to utilize the 48-hour window provided by the courts to negotiate and reach an agreement with the striking doctors.

“If the government fails to meet our demands within this timeframe, Azimio will mobilize Kenyans for nationwide demonstrations,” Kalonzo stated firmly.

The coalition highlighted the importance of resolving the strike promptly to restore normalcy in public hospitals.

They emphasized that despite the doctors’ efforts to end the strike, there has been a lack of commitment from the government to address their grievances.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KMPDU) have been leading the strike, advocating for better working conditions and remuneration for medical professionals.

The doctors strike its on its 56th day. On Monday, the Labour Relations Court warned both parties that should they fail to come up with a return-to-work formula, it will be compelled to hear petitions and make a determination.

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Azimio’s ultimatum comes amidst growing concerns about the impact of the strike on healthcare services and the well-being of patients across the country.

As the clock ticks down on the 48-hour ultimatum, all eyes are on the government to see if they will heed Azimio’s call and take decisive action to resolve the doctors’ strike.

Opposition leaders expressed gratitude to the 149 National Assembly members who voted to impeach Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi.

They anticipate the select committee’s eleven members to uphold the impeachment.

Linturi’s tenure at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development was described as a disastrous period, marked by the distribution of counterfeit fertilizer that ruined planting seasons and harmed land quality.

In addition to the impending impeachment, the leaders demanded Linturi’s trial in anti-corruption courts for economic sabotage.

Azimio Coalition Issues 48-Hour Ultimatum to Resolve Doctors’ Strike: Government Urged to Act Swiftly.

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