President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned striking nurses to get back to work by 8am on Friday, February 15 or risks being sacked .
“As the Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, I have instructed National Police Service to take stern action on picketers who may intimidate public servants who intend to go to work,” he warned.
The President further ordered the county government and Health Ministry to dismiss any nurse who fails to report to work.
According to him, the respective county governments will be at liberty to take action as they deem appropriate.
“It is disheartening to learn that some of our nurses have decided to engage in an unlawful withdrawal of their labour to Kenyans against the determination of the Employment and Labour Relations Court which suspended any industrial action for 60 days,” he said.
The health workers have been demanding for allowances and promotions.