County governments willing to negotiate, says Munya

Council of Governors chairman Peter Munya expressing a point when they addressed a press conference on the bad situation of Health as doctors save a jail sentence of one month in prison. With him are Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma(l) and Tharaka Nithi governor Samuel Ragwa at their Headquaters in Nairobi. ON 14/02/2017 PHOTO: JENIPHER WACHIE

County governments are still willing to negotiate with the doctors even as the officials serve their one-month jail term for contempt of court.

Council of Governors (CoG) Chairman Peter Munya also urged the jailed officials to purge the contempt by ending the strike.

 “County governments remain committed to a negotiated settlement in good faith by all parties. We continue to urge the striking doctors to end the on-going strike and bring to an end the suffering of ordinary Kenyans who cannot access medical services in private facilities,” said Mr Munya.

 He added: “We believe in the constitutionalism and the rule of law, which the doctors’ union has ignored.” He accused the medics of refusing to negotiate and only insisting on the CBA.

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