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Sakaja tells off striking doctors, refers them to national government

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has said his administration has nothing to do with the recent demonstration that was brought to his doorsteps by a section of doctors.

Speaking on Tuesday during the flagging off of medical supplies worth Sh244 million from Kemsa, the governor said the picketing doctors directed their wrath at the wrong person.

He said the doctors signed their contracts with the national government, which they should seek to the address their grievances.

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“Going to the streets will never solve the problem. I’m a politician and we can meet with you on the streets daily. We will make sure you’re covered. Please go to back the hospital. Don’t convert yourselves into something that is not being a doctor. Do your work,” Sakaja said.

“I’m not the kind of governor to be politicized, I’m very straightforward forward and my door is always open. If you have an issue come to me, let’s discuss and solve it out… that money will be paid by the national government because they are the ones who entered into that arrangement,” he said.

The governor further said he will ensure doctors who are under the county government of Nairobi will not miss their dues since they have a comprehensive cover that is taking care of them and their families.

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On Monday, doctors from Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, Mbagathi Hospital and the Pumwani Maternity Hospital paralysed medical services in the county to demand their medical coverage.

According to the medics, the county has not renewed their comprehensive medical cover from the national insurer since July 2022.

They were led by the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists Dentists Union (KMPDU) chair Nairobi Branch Dr Deogracious Maero, who said county doctors have been paying their hospital dues out-of-pocket.

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