More than 150 doctors who are lecturers at Moi University School of Medicine have began their strike.
The doctors are demanding payment of 200 million shillings salaries and allowances withheld for two years. They are demanding enhanced salaries and call allowances to be paid by the university that is facing a financial crisis.
The strike is already affecting Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital where the doctors treat patients and train students.
Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union secretary general Dr Davji Atella said the university management illegally diverted the more than Sh200 million released by the Treasury two years ago.
Moreover , medics had been blacklisted by financial institutions because deductions from their salaries were not being remitted by the universities.
He said all medical practitioners, specialists, pharmacists and all dentists would go on strike.
KMPDU is also demanding the hiring of more than 100 additional doctors to ensure medical training is not affected.
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