Kakamega County CEC for Health Services Peninah Mukabane has issued a stern warning to all county health workers not to participate in an unjustified strike organized by individuals purporting to be representatives of health workers at both levels of government.
“The strike said to begin early next month pegged on delayed promotions is not genuine. We have put in place a program to ensure that all workers get promoted, a process that is continuous and as far as the subject is concerned, over 900 health officers have been promoted in different carders and the County Public Service Board will be interviewing more health staffs for promotions for a period of one and a half months starting this Tuesday. No one therefore should pop up today from nowhere to claim unnecessary force behind the government’s implementation of her programs,” said Penina.
Addressing journalists in her office today, the County Executive said the county government won’t condone any sort of negligence from health workers which could lead to suffering of patients and even deaths, when in real sense Kakamega County is rated among the most improved and promising counties in the health sector in Kenya.
Mrs. Mukabane went ahead to reveal that the government has taken legal steps to deal with the two individuals; Seth Panyako and Renson Bulunya, both who have pending court cases, for trespassing and inciting county health workers.
All residents and Kenyans at large are therefore encouraged to seek for quality health services in all our facilities within Kakamega county at any given time of the day.