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It’s more than salaries, doctors tell Uhuru after Sh4b pay offer

Doctors have scoffed at attempts by the government to portray them as money hungry, saying their strike was more than pay rise.

On Wednesday, the doctors union leaders held a day-long meeting with senior government officials led by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Mombasa.

But at the end of the day, the doctors refused to call off their strike saying a decision would be taken on Friday.

However, the government went on over drive, laying out the details of the Sh4 billion “generous” offer made to the doctors.

The details were tweeted by State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu on Twitter and followed up with a statement to newsroom.

But the doctors’ union maintained that the strike was more than salaries. In fact, their sentiments were first captured by a Kenyan on Twitter.

The doctors then followed this with a series of tweets.

What’s your take? Should doctors call off the strike after getting pay rise and forgo hospital conditions? Tell us in the comments section.