BY SAM ALFAN.
Employment and labor relations court has directed striking doctors must appear in court on Tuesday next week to try resolve a pay rise dispute that has paralysed health services countrywide.
Judge Hellen Wasilwa also directed Kilimani OCS to assist in serving the officials with the orders.
The directions were issued after the council of governors moved to court against Kenya medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dental Union and its officials.
In a certificate of urgency the council of governors argued that the medical practitioners have proceeded to go on unlawful and unprotected strike thereby gravely affecting the health and wellbeing of patients.
“Unless the unlawful strike is stopped by this court thereby irreparably harm to the people who are in need of Medicare, “reads court documents.
The petitioners asked the court to commit the officials to civil jail for 6 months.
Those named in the petition include the chairman of the union Samuel Oroko Obegi among other officials.
Last Friday Justice Nelson Abuodha temporarily stopped the nationwide strike by doctors and nurses.