Nurses issue strike notice amid County revenue bill stand-off

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KNUN Secretary-General Seth Panyako vowed to mobilize all nurses to paralyze activities if their demands are not met.

The Kenya National Union of Nurses has issued a 7 Day strike notice to all its members if the salaries owed to nurses are not paid by next week.

While addressing the media at its headquarters, KNUN Secretary-General Seth Panyako vowed to mobilize all nurses to paralyze activities if their demands are not met.

Mr. Panyako demanded Senators to reach a consensus to unlock budget hitches in counties and pay salaries.

Following Senate’s decision to reject the amendment on the 3rd Basis Revenue Allocation Sharing Formula by majority whip Irungu Kang’ata, it is likely counties will share revenue on basis of previous formula which aimed at minimizing development gap.

Senators who voted against the Bill include Kakamega’s Cleophas Malala whose county was to get an additional Ksh 1 billion, Nairobi’s Johnson Sakaja whose county was to get an additional Ksh 1.2 billion, and Kipchumba Murkomen of Elgeyo Marakwet.

Others included Kajiado’s Senator Philip Mpayie, Lamu’s Anwar Loitiptip, and Kisii senator Prof. Sam Ongeri.

25 Senators in total voted against the amendment while 22 Senators voted in support of the same.

The Senate postponed the debate to the 4th of August, with Sakaja’s amendment on the report of the Finance Committee.

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