Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) workers have been asked to resume work by the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Secretary-General, Seth Panyako.

On Wednesday Panyako stated that the decision to halt the on-strike had been informed by an order issued by the Labour Court on Tuesday.

“We are a law abiding citizens, and we cannot defy court orders, we shall be the last people to defy court orders, we cannot tell you until then, the court has not stopped the strike, it has just been suspended,” Panyako told the workers.

Lady Justice Maureen Onyango ordered the suspension of the go-slow until a case filed by KNH is heard and determined.

SRC Speaks

Services at Kenya’s largest public hospital came to a standstill on Monday and Tuesday with desperate patients being forced to seek help elsewhere.

KNH workers went on strike accusing the Salaries and Remunerations Commission (SRC) of failing to implement a dispute resolution concerning re-categorization of their salaries.

The SRC distanced itself from KNH woes, saying the workers had already benefited from salaries’ increase for the review cycle of 2017/2018 and 2020/2021.