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Cohesion team questions Dr Oluga on social media posts

The Doctors’ Union Secretary-General Ouma Oluga was on Saturday grilled by officers from the National Cohesion and Integration Commission over posts circulating on social media.

Commission chairman Francis ole Kaparo said that Dr Oluga “has recorded a statement with us this morning over the posts. Some people complained to us about them and we summoned him to come and explain,” Mr Kaparo said.

But reached through an acquaintance, Dr Oluga denied that he had been quizzed or even summoned over the posts.

This week, the social media was awash with screenshots depicting Dr Oluga appearing to have made snide remarks against one ethnic group in 2014.

Meanwhile, a new round of talks between doctors and the government continued on Saturday after a new mediation team was constituted.

The new panel, expected to conclude the talks by Thursday next week, will be led by a team from the Law Society of Kenya and the Kenya National Commission for Human Rights.

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The fresh round of talks started on Friday with a source saying “nothing much was discussed”. The talks resumed after doctors’ union officials were released from prison on Wednesday. It is expected that the mediation will be concluded in seven days as per the Court of Appeal order.

The law society nominated seasoned mediators John Morris Ohaga and Njeri Kariuki to the panel which also has human rights chair Kagwiria Mbogori and James Mang’erere.

Apart from the doctors’ union officials, the doctors are represented by Dr Alex Muturi, Dr Goody Gor, Dr Harvey Mulei and Dr Richard Mogeni.

The mediation panel is co-chaired by Ms Mbogori and Mr Ohaga.

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