Kisumu County Government has issued striking nurses with a 7 days notice to show cause why they should not be sacked.
The county chief officer health Gregory Ganda says they have stopped salary to its 428 nurses currently on strike as they issue a lock out order for the nurses.
Ganda says the county can’t pay salary to workers who have deserted work.
“We as Kisumu County had responded to all the issues raised by the nurses, we don’t know why they are on strike,” he said.
Ganda says the lock out order will ensure that the striking nurses are not allowed in hospitals and other health facilities being rubbed by the county.
He says Kisumu nurses had made it clear that they’re on strike to be in solidarity with other nurses at a time health function was devolved.
He says after seven days, the nurses who shall have responded will have their responses looked into by the health and human resource officers.
“Those who will not respond will be deemed sacked by the county government,” he said.