STRIKING DOCTORS TO BE PUNISHED ON THURSDAY.

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Kenya Medical Practitioner Pharmacists and Dentist Union secretary General Dr Ouma Oluga and union National Chairman Dr. Oroko Samuel leaving Employment and Labour Relations Court on Tuesday December 13, 2016(PHOTO BY NT).

BY THOMAS KARIUKI.

Doctors on strike must appear in court on Thursday for punishment in an attempt to “safeguard dignity.”

The court ruled that the doctor’s union officials have failed to obey court orders.

Employment and Labour Relations court judge Hellen Wasilwa said that the doctors official are guilty of disobeying court orders and therefore should punished.

While giving the ruling on an application by the Council of Governors, the judge said that the court will not shy away from dealing with contemporary adding that the the court has to safeguard the dignity of the law.

CoG asked the court to jail the officials who have insisted the strike is still on for three months or be fined for not calling off the strike as directed by the court.

Last week, Judge Wasilwa declared the strike illegal and asked the doctors’ union to call it off.

However, doctors vowed to continue downing their tools whilst nurses’ talks through the Kenya National Union of Nurses were concluded.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union has maintained that there will be no more discussions unless the Collective Bargaining Agreement signed in 2013 is implemented.

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