Nurses Demand for Higher Pay

Caroline Mango, East African Standard (Nairobi), September 30, 2006 Nairobi - Nurses have demanded for an increase in their pay, uniform and risk allowances. About 2,400 nurses who were attending the National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK) Annual Scientific Conference and general meeting heckled Assistant Health minister Dr Enock Kibunguchi, as they demanded for better benefits. Led by their chairman Mr Luke K'Odambo they insisted that their uniform allowance be increased from the current Sh1,800 to Sh20,000. The nurses were aggravated when Health minister Ms Charity Ngilu skipped the function in which she was expected to address their grievances. ... Nurses