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How county workers strike will affect you

A range of services from medical, agriculture, fire brigade services, and many others will not be available in counties if the strike threat by counties workers union takes effect.

The Kenyan County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) secretary-general Roba Duba says the workers are ready to go on strike if governors will not pay their July salaries.

The Council of Governors (CoG) chairman Wycliff Oparanya has said they will not take Sh316 billion allocated to them by the Treasury saying the need Sh335 billion instead.

If the strike takes effect, the most affected services will be the health services sector as patients will be left on their own as nurses and doctors will stay away.

The doctors’ strike last year saw citizens endure untold suffering as patients succumbed to illnesses that could have been prevented.

This means public health facilities that offer affordable care will not be available.

Preprimary schools and village polytechnics will also be affected. Uhuru last week governors that they will not get more money saying the supply of cash is not unlimited.

However, Nairobi and Kiambu counties have promised to pay their workers the July salaries.

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