• April 18, 2024
  • Last Update April 18, 2024 6:55 PM
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Jimmy Wanjigi slams Ruto over ongoing doctor’s strike

Jimmy Wanjigi slams Ruto over ongoing doctor’s strike

By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

Former Presidential aspirant Jimmy Wanjigi has hit out at President William Ruto over his silence on the ongoing doctor’s strike.

Wanjigi, a billionaire businessman further said the current sad state of affairs for medical practitioners is as a result of a government led by clowns.

In a post on his verified X handle, formerly Twitter, the polician-cum-businessman said it was unacceptable to allow doctors to be in the current situation.

He said the situation has been worsened with Ruto’s loud silence.

“It’s unacceptable how the aftermath circus of electing clowns has led to our competent doctors being forced to take to the streets today,” Wanjigi said.

“It’s outrageous that Ruto, who seems to have boundless energy to push for unconstitutional, oppressive levies and taxes, is completely deaf and ignorant to the legitimate grievances of the hardworking people who are filling his pockets,” he added.

According to the billionaire businessman, the journey for one to be a medical doctor is already tedious and the government was only making it difficult.

An individual studies for at least 6 years to get a University degree in medicine.

“The journey to becoming a doctor is already arduous and time-consuming, and it’s a disgrace that the government is only making it more difficult,” Wanjigi said.

For the last few days, doctors have been on strike as they push the government to fully implement a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) they signed during Uhuru Kenyatta’s era.

The CBA provided for among others deployment of medical interns with an enhanced salary.

Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha however recently said it was wrong for the salary component to be included in the CBA.

The CS argues that medical interns are still learning hence do not deserve the huge salary contained in the now contentious CBA.

According to the agreement, a medical intern should be paid up to Ksh200,000.

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