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Health Care in Kenya: A Viable Currency for Political Negotiation

Much as health care in Kenya was a viable currency for political negotiation it was a vulnerable service industry. Ever dangerously close to the precipice of collapse, destroying the gains made every 5 years. Strikes by health care workers in Kenya somehow coincided with general elections (1997, 2013, 2017 among others). May be the stakes

Safeguard Against Strikes, Lockouts By Health Care Workers in Kenya

There was an urgent need for safeguards against strikes and lockouts by health care workers in Kenya, at least several interested parties have expressed this desire over time.  However Article 41 of the Kenya Constitution and labour relations laws spelt that: workers could express their rights to go on strike as one of the avenues

Was the Kenyan nurses’ strike linked to general elections?

Was the Kenyan nurses’ strike linked to general elections? While everyone saw that it would not be long before the strike was resolved, little did anyone imagine it would drag past the general election day, but it did. Seemingly the public had become increasingly disenchanted with strikes. Various interested parties observed that after the general

Nurses’ Strike and The General Elections Intertwined

Kenyan nurses’ strike and the general elections were somehow intertwined, but not for long.  The ongoing strike coincided with the active election campaign (started on June 5th, 2017, 65 days to the general election date of August 8th). The diverse political players used it as a pointer to the sitting government failure to offer basic