By Reporter
The Employment and Labour Relations court has deferred jail terms in favour of seven KMPDU officials for five days and asked them to call off the biting strike.
Justice Hellen Wasilwa agreed to suspended the two week jail sentence imposed on the officials “to allow doctors call off their strike and negotiations to continue.”
“The issue at hand is of great public interest,” the judge said
The union officials had been handed a one-month suspended jail term.
Judge Wasilwa ordered the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) officials to finalise negotiations within and call off the strike.
The officials had pleaded with her for leniency saying the decision to call off the strike lies with members.
Justice Wasilwa has also said that there is no existing collective bargaining agreement (CBA) registered making the strike illegal.
The doctors have accused the government of engaging in rhetoric instead of handling their issues.