Police Disperse Protesting Kenyan Doctors With Tear Gas
The Kenyan Police have used tear gas to disperse striking doctors and nurses who were marching on the streets of the capital, Nairobi.
The medical practitioners in Kenya, made good their threat to boycott work, paralysing operations in public hospitals.
They took to the street carrying placards with inscriptions such as “a doctor is not a donkey”, as well as slogans from recent corruption scandals in the government.
This according to them is a way of demanding for an improved pay package in line with an agreement signed by the unions and the government in 2013.
The Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists’ Union (KMPDU) said the Union and government “need dialogue” to ensure a more “efficient and effective public health” system in the east African country.