Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura has slammed the doctors on strike saying some of their demands are unsustainable and unfair to the public.

Mwaura take issue with a demand by KMPDU to have medical interns paid Ksh.206,000 per month. He terms the figure, which KMPDU insists was in (CBA) signed in 2017, as unfair to other professions.

The Spokesman argues that even the Public Service Commission (PSC) pays its interns a monthly stipend of Ksh.25,000, and that lawyers take home just Ksh.15,000 during pupillage.

He thus defends the Ksh.70,000 stipend that the government is offering to medical interns as more than fair as it amounts to even triple what their colleagues in other professions are earning, opining that they should be appreciative of the gesture.


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