BY SAM ALFAN.
The government has cancelled a Sh14.5 billion offer it earlier made doctors to end their strike that has lasted more than three months.
President Kenyatta and governors on Tuesday took a short break from the ongoing devolution conference in Naivasha to address the job boycott that is in its 94th day.
It had proposed the “good gesture” of backdating their risk allowances to July 2016, a package that would cost a total of Sh600 million.
The alternative was backdating the emergency allowance to October 2016, an expense that would have added up to Sh570 million.
Council of Governors chairman Peter Munya, who announced the cancellation, said the offer also included a 50 per cent increase in salaries.
Government decision came hours aftee Court of appeal granted parties in the doctors mediation process three more days to iron out the remaining issues among them the return to work formula.