KMPDU Secretary General Chibanzi Mwachonda photo


The Mombasa County Government fire 86 doctors for missing to return to work out of 120 after their strike was called off.

Amongst the healthcare workers sent home is Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Secretary General Chibanzi Mwachonda.

According to Mombasa County Public Service Board secretary Jeizun Faruk, the 86 doctors have absconded duty and deserved to be fired. The county has a total of 120 doctors.

“Following the correspondences shared between the Department of Health and the County Public Service Board on the doctors strike, the Board pursuant to Section 59 (1) (c) of the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012, hereby conveys its decision vide Special Board meeting held on 5th January 2021 that all the doctors who have failed, refused and/or neglected to return to work be dismissed from County Services as provided for under Section 44 (4) (a), (c) and {e) of the Employment Act 2007 which constitute justifiable or lawful grounds for the dismissal as highlighted in the Act,” read a notice from the board.

KMPDU Coast region Secretary-General Doctor Abidan Mwachi said they were still to get the termination letters.

The County Health officials led by the CEC for Health have been directed to assure that the sacked doctors obtain their letters and surrender government property.

“Kindly ensure the above doctors receive their letters and immediately hand over all the properties belonging to the County Government to their supervisors. Update us on the progress of the dissemination of the letters, handover and staff return for each of the facilities,” the notice further reads.

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