Doctors’ union officials handed one-month jail sentence, ordered to call off strike
The Employment and Labour Relations court has sentenced Doctors’ union seven officials to a one-month suspended sentence.
Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa also ordered the KMPDU officials to call off the strike and finalize negotiations in the next two weeks.
The judge said should this not happen, the officials will be arrested and locked up at Langata Women’s and Industrial area or Kamiti prisons for the remainder two weeks.
In her ruling, she condemned the officials for being weak leaders and not being able to make a decision on behalf of their members.
The officials had pleaded with her to be given a lenient sentence saying that the decision to call off strike lay with their members and not them in their own individual capacity.