The Kisii county government has offered a job to Dr. Stephen Mogusu’s widow.

The job offer to Dr. Jackline Wanjiru was announced by County Secretary and Head of Public Service, Patrick Lumumba who noted that she will report to the Department of Health Services.

Addressing mourners at Iranda Primary School grounds in Kisii, Lumumba said the County had received several applications but has considered Wanjiru for the vacancy.

"This is an assurance from Governor James Ongwae that the widow will join Kisii County's workforce. We condole with the bereaved family and pray that God intervenes and gives her and the child a better future."

Mogusu was buried on Monday after succumbing to the Covid-19 complications. 

On the same day, KMPDU embarked on a nationwide strike after the government failed to meet their demands. 

Speaking in Kisii County during the burial, KMPDU Secretary-General Dr. Chibanzi Mwachonda said it is painful to see doctors lose lives in the line of duty.

“He (Mogusu) embodied the average Kenyan doctor. Most of the doctors you know in this country come from very average families. We understand what it means for a son to go to school for seven years and just when the parents want to reap the benefits the flower is plucked from the family. It is painful,” he said.

KMPDU has stated that no intimidation from the government will force doctors back to work. 

In response, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has cautioned doctors from politicizing Mogusu’s death in their strike. 

The country has lost 13 medics to Covid-19 since March 2020.