doc4Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has assured Nairobi doctors that they will get their allowances, salary arrears and promotion letters by the end of the week.

Kidero addressed the medics after they held a street protest on Wednesday.

Close to 250 doctors, who are members of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union, held the demonstration from Afya House to City Hall.

In addition to the unpaid salaries, the doctors also claimed the county government had not provided car and mortgage allowances and failed to give give them official appointment letters.

“Go back to work. I have committed to all the issues you have raised in writing and will ensure they are addressed by this Friday,” said Kidero.

“If by the end of Friday you will not have received your allowances, salaries and promotion letters, do not go to work next Monday.”

The governor also said that whoever is responsible for the delay would be fired.

“I don’t understand why doctors have not been paid, whoever is responsible for the delay will go home.”

On Monday, Nairobi County Secretary Robert Ayisi ordered the doctors to resume work, saying the strike is illegal.

Some pictures from the Wednesday protest:





Photos/ Eunice Kilonzo