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Daily Nation : February 22nd 2014
6 | National News DISPUTE | Counties accused of deducting dues twice Doctors resign amid fears of health crisis Devolution blamed for delaying salaries and poor working conditions in regions BY EVERLINE OKEWO AND LUCAS BARASA email@example.com more than 10 senior doctors resigned, citing poor working conditions and delay in salaries. The disgruntled doctors P are also said to have been uncomfortable with the decision to put management of health services under county governments. Kenya Medical Practition- ers, Pharmacists and Dentists Union secretary-general Fredrick Oluga and Mr Erick Ondieki of the Kisumu chapter said more doctors were likely to resign. Among the reasons cited for resignation of the health workers are delay in December ublic hospitals in Western Kenya could be hit by a crisis after and January salaries, uncertainty of career progression, promotion and alleged interference of county officials in delivery of health services. They said that in Kakamega general hospital (Kakamega county), seven out of 14 doctors have tendered their resignation between November last year and February 2014. Four doctors, including the medical superintendent — the only surgeon there — have resigned at the Vihiga District Hospital, the union said. Two doctors resigned from Kisumu’s Jaramogi Oginga Odinga hospital on Monday. The total number of those who have resigned is 13 with Kakamega county being the most affected. Dr Francis Odira, a medical superintendent in Vihiga 10 hospital, who has filed a one month notice, said he wants to pursue better opportunities. “I’m actually going to lec- ture halls to mould young doctors at the university”, he told Nation yesterday. He, however, denied claim that he resigned over devolution of health services. “But healthcare work- ers in Bungoma, Busia and Kakamega are yet to receive part of their allowances,” Dr Oluga said. The resignations come amid reports that health workers in a number of counties were wrongly deducted union fees last month. Union deductions The Union of Kenya Civil Servants (UKCS) boss Tom Ndege yesterday said health workers in Homa Bay and Kirinyaga counties were the worst affected by the double or triple deductions. “We have realised with The number of doctors who have quit due to poor work conditions dismay that some of our members have been deducted and amount sent to UKCS and the cash will be returned on Monday,” the secretary general said. COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF BUNGOMA LAUNCH | Survey on sex released SATURDAY NATION February 22, 2014 BRIEFLY NAIROBI Court upholds varsity VC’s reappointment The High Court has directed that Prof Mabel Imbuga retains her position of vice-chancellor of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Justice Weldon Korir said Prof Imbuga qualified for reappointment after completing her first fiveyear term. He dismissed the case against the VC by Naftali Rugara Muiga who was seeking orders to quash her reappointment by the Education Cabinet Secretary. NAIROBI DPP constitutes team to oversee prosecutions The Director of Public Pros- JARED NYATAYA | NATION Wycliffe Molenje, a student at Kapsoya Secondary, entertains guests in Eldoret Town during the launch of the County health and economic status research report. The survey showed that 41 per cent of students interviewed had sex when they were 14 years old. Stiff rules spelt out for cheap fertiliser COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD CORRIGENDUM FOR PERSONAL SECRETARY I JOB GROUP ‘K’ AND DRIVERS JOB GROUP ‘H’ SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES We refer to the advertisement for various shortlisted candidates by the County Public Service Board of Bungoma that appeared in the Daily Nation and the Standard newspapers of 19th February, 2014. The following candidates shortlisted hereunder are invited for interviews as per the schedule at the Bungoma County Public Service Board Offices next to the Governor’s office, Bungoma County. All shortlisted persons should report for interview 30 minutes before the scheduled time. The shortlisted persons for the post of Personal Secretary I should carry with them the following: a) Original Kenyan Identification (ID) card or passport b) Original certificates and testimonials PERSONAL SECRETARY I JOB GROUP ‘K’ No. Name ID. NO. 1. NANCY CHEBANDE KIMACHAS 1289851 2. TABITHA CHEMTAI NGEYWO 3. LYDIA CHEBON CHEPKURUI 20038935 23869537 4. HELLEN CHEPTOEK MORONGO 23868216 G (M/F) Min. Qualifications F F F F KCSE KCSE KCSE KCSE DATE 27/2/2014 “ “ “ TIME 2.00PM “ “ “ The shortlisted persons for the post of Drivers should carry with them the following: a) Original Kenyan Identification (ID) card or passport b) Original certificates and testimonials c) A Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police d) A valid driving license e) Defensive driving certificate from the Automobile Association of Kenya f) A refresher certificate from the Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) DRIVERS JOB GROUP ‘H’ No. Name 1. EDWIN MARANGACH KIMNYEI 2. JOHN MANYONGE WANYAMA ID. NO. 21941129 M KCSE 11280462 M KCSE SECRETARY COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD G (M/F) Min. Qualifications Sub County DATE KANDUYI WEBUYE WEST TIME 25/02/2014 2.00PM 25/02/2014 2.00PM BY NATION REPORTER The Agriculture ministry has issued new guidelines on the sale of subsidised fertiliser to farmers. At the same time, farm- ers will only be allowed to buy 40 bags from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) depots countrywide. With the onset of rains that will mark the start of the planting season expected soon, the Principal Secretary in the ministry, Ms Sicily Kariuki (below), who issued the guidelines yesterday warned that the consignment from the ernment is not for resale re-packaging. Vetting committee “Stern measures taken against any found in these malpra the PS warned. For the first tim year, farmers will ted before they acc fertilizer by a committ location level. The vetting com- mittee will ensure farmers who need the plant food fill an o ficial form declarin crops grown as well as the quantity of the commodity to buy based on the land prepared for planting. The forms should be countersigned and stamped by the chief or his assistant as well as the local agricultural officer, Ms Kariuki said. The forms will further be verified by the NCPB depot manager, who will give the nod to pay for the commodity once satisfied with the contents. A 50-kg bag of DAP, and NPK will retail at Sh2,000, while CAN and Urea will go for Sh1,500. Sulphate of Ammonia will sell at Sh1,300. ecutions has constituted a team that will ensure the quality of prosecution is of high standards. Mr Keriako Tobiko said his office was determined reduce delays. “We want to have efficiency in the prosecution section so that there is justice in the criminal system,” said Mr Tobiko. He said his office was in talks with salaries commission to improve the working terms of prosecutors. NAIROBI Kidero, Shebesh told to withdraw complaints Governor Evans Kidero and Women Rep Rachel Shebesh have been told to go back to the police stations where they lodged accusations against each other and withdraw the complaints before the charges facing them are dropped. DPP Keriako Tobiko said he had no intention of retaining their cases. The leaders’ lawyers said their clients were willing to present themselves to the police stations. KAKAMEGA Ex-cashier denies stealing from bank A former Cooperative Bank employee, who is now the Kakamega County executive for Education, yesterday denied stealing Sh4.8 million from the financial institution when she worked as a cashier. Ms Violet Amugira is accused of stealing the amount on diverse dates between August 2, 2011 and January 30, 2012, from the bank’s Kakamega branch. The case will be heard on April 29. NAIROBI Matatu saccos given two months to merge The government yesterday gave matatu Saccos with less than 30 members two months to dissolve or merge saying it would make it easy to enforce traffic rules. The National Transport and Road Safety Authority(NTRSA) said this was also aimed at inculcating a saving culture in crews since vehicle owners will be compelled to pay them monthly salaries while contributing to the NSSF and the NHIF.
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