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Labour court jails doctors’ union officials

February 13th, 2017 1 min read

Employment and Labour Relations Court Judge Hellen Wasilwa has sentenced doctors’ union officials to one month jail term.

Judge Wasilwa on Monday lifted suspension on her one-month sentence after the officials failed to comply with the court’s conditions.

She had asked top chiefs of Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Unions (KMPDU) to call off their job boycott and engage the government in talks.

On Sunday, the talks that were being mediated by Cotu and KNCHR seemed to have hit a dead end, with Cotu boss Francis Atwoli admitting that he had failed.

On December 20, the Employment and Labour Relations Court found KMPDU Chairman Samuel Oroko, Secretary-General Ouma Oluga and others guilty of contempt.

The other officials are Daisy Korir, Evelyne Chege, Allan Ochanji, Mwachonda Chibandzi and Titus Ondoro, according to the union.