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Kenya health services Healthcare in Kenya remains elusive due to commercialization

A report by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights shines light on harmful effects of commercialization of health in Kenya among communities living in informal urban settlements

Health workers in Kenya continue their struggle for decent conditions

Nurses, doctors, and other health workers in Kenya continue to face unsafe working conditions even after a series of strikes that total over 200 days of work stoppage

Professors strike Kenya Public university professors in Kenya suspend strike, give last chance for dialogue

The Universities Academic Staff Union had threatened to launch a strike on Monday over employers’ failure to provide the salary adjustment and clear arrears in payments as promised in the 2017-21 Collective Bargaining Agreement

Kenyan left prepares for mass protests against controversial constitutional amendments

The amendments introduced by president Uhuru Kenyatta are, according to critics, aimed at cementing an opportunistic alliance with opposition leader Raila Odinga, and subverting the spirit of the constitution. The provisions have been struck down by a court

Kenya’s communists fight state repression, IMF-World Bank policies

Booker Ngesa Omole of the Communist Party of Kenya talks about the state attacks on the party, the failures of the Uhuru Kenyatta government, and the protests against IMF-World Bank prescribed policies

Kenyan Court postpones trial of Communist Party members for second time

The Party has condemned the delay in the proceedings in a statement and reported that defendants have still not been informed about the charges against them

Court hearing of Communist Party of Kenya members postponed to Monday

The court hearing of 12 members of the Communist Party of Kenya who were detained on Wednesday has been postponed. The police action against them came as the party was organizing a movement against the skewed COVID-19 strategy of the government

Kenyan health professionals continue strike after governors refuse to sign agreement

Kenya’s nurses and clinical officers continue to be on strike as the second tier of government – the Council of Governors – has not signed the return to work formula agreed upon by the unions and the country’s health ministry

Kenyan clinical officers end strike after government agrees to most of their demands

The Kenya Union of Clinical Officers and the government signed a 17-point return to work agreement which addresses major issues such as comprehensive health insurance and hospitalization for health workers who have contracted the infection

kenya strike Doctors in Kenya’s public hospitals join nurses in strike

Health workers are demanding payment of salaries, comprehensive health insurance, quality PPEs, increase in risk allowances, and conversion of contract workers into permanent employees with access to pensions

Kenya health workers strike Health workers in Kenya set to embark on strike on December 7

Doctors, nurses, and clinical officers in Kenya are all set to down tools on December 7 on a range of demands from the government, including provision of health insurance, quality PPEs, isolation and treatment centers for health workers

Kenyan federal government health workers begin national strike demanding promotions

The previous two nation-wide strike actions, notified in May and August against non-implementation of promotions, were called off after assurances from the government. Seeing no progress, workers have vowed to not resume work till demands are met

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