Nairobi County Government staff threaten to strike over lack of medical cover

Nairobi County government workers have threatened to begin a strike today, over lack of medical cover.

The workers have accused the county government of failing to pay their insurer, AAR, leading to an impasse between the two parties.

The union’s secretary-general Festus Ngari said City Hall has been making irregular insurance premiums, despite the contract sum having been budgeted for.

He claims the situation has been occasioned by vested interests by top guns running the county government. 

If the impasse pitting AAR health insurance and the county government is not resolved, we will take an undisclosed industrial action by close of the business on April 9, 2021. Our members should be on high alert as we can blow the whistle anytime,” said Ngari.

As a result, the lack of cover for members has had them turned away from accredited health facilities while seeking medical attention or forced to pay using cash.

Addressing the situation, Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu said her administration is working with the Controller of Budget to resolve the stalemate.

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