Kirinyanga Governor Anne Waiguru has resorted making reference to President Uhuru Kenyatta in her justification to fire defiant doctors.
She had given doctors until Monday, June 10, to resume work or face the sack since they were in contempt of a court order restraining them from engaging in a strike.
"If President Uhuru Kenyatta obeyed the court ruling that called for a second presidential election, who do the doctors think they are?
They are told to resume work but they refuse to listen to the courts...if they don't return to work we will sack them" she threatened.
In response, Kenya National Union of Nurses Chairman Joseph Ngwasi has explained that firing medics was not a solution.
The health workers had gone on strike in May, citing unhygienic and unfavourable working conditions but Waiguru claimed that the medics were behind the unsanitary environment.
On Thursday, police officers had to mount heavy resistance to prevent the striking doctors and nurses from storming the governor's office.
They walked for five kilometers to the county headquarters in Kutus town from Kerugoya protesting against poor working conditions.
On arrival, they tried to force their way in but Gichugu OCPD Anthony Mbogo and Mwea-East OCPD Dorothy Gaitenga intervened and ordered police officers to lock the county headquarters gate.
The workers, however, dispersed after learning that Governor Waiguru was not in her office.
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