NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s heath ministry on Thursday called for an
urgent intergovernmental consultative meeting next week to
address the grievances of health workers so as to find a lasting
solution to the recurring industrial unrests.
Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri said the ministry was
concerned by the frequency of the unrests because they were
impeding the delivery of health services within the devolved
"We regret the suffering that Kenyans have experienced in the
recent past and we wish to assure them that we are working round
the clock to solve the matter," Muraguri said in a statement
issued in Nairobi.
The meeting comes following concerns by the ministry over the
disruption of health services to Kenyans.
Several strikes have been witnessed in various Kenyan
counties, including Migori, Kakamega, Nakuru, Nairobi and Nyeri,
disrupting operations in the health sector.
Muraguri maintained that the ministry would continue offering
policy guidance to county governments as it was committed to
averting strikes in future.
Health workers have raised a number of concerns which range
from personal remuneration, harmonization of salaries, staffing,
promotions, work environment and opportunities to further