You can’t win the war on cholera without nurses, Opetu tells government
Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) acting General Secretary, Maurice Opetu has reiterated that the war on cholera that has finally engulfed the city can only be won when the striking nurses report back to work.
The union’s acting secretary while flagging off a protest march at Uhuru Park on Monday said that tackling diarrhoeal disease such as cholera needed ‘a bed side caregiver that can only be offered by nurses’.
“Without nurses, you will not win the war on cholera” said Opetu as he continued pushing for the recognition of their Collective Bargaining Agreement.
He further confirmed his earlier position that the strike will be on until ‘Jesus comes back’.
He went on to assure his members that all union officials were not afraid of going to jail if that will serve to deliver the nurses CBA.
Striking Kenyan nurses have vowed to go on with their strike until their Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is signed and registered in court. Addressing thousands of nurses drawn from all 47 counties at Uhuru Park, Nairobi.
The nurses converged on Monday at Uhuru Park to continue pushing for the recognition of their agreement.
Through its communications wing, the union is now trending with its coined messages such as ‘Beyond Zero is Zero without nurses’ and ‘Uhuru Park is our new desk’ are just but a few of the messages that have been captured in other media platforms.
Now on its the 6th week, there is no end in sight to the nurses’ strike.