Health Risks Amid Strike By Kenyan Nurses
Popular Kenyan actress Maureen Wanza, known as Sasha in the local sitcom Sumu has died during childbirth.
The revered Kenyan actress has made appearances in a number of East African TV shows such as “Moyo Series” that airs on Citizen TV and ‘Sumu’ that airs on K24.
News first broke about her death through fellow actress Kibibi Salim after she posted the harrowing occurrence on social media.
Her death comes at a time when public hospitals have been paralyzed due to industrial action by Nueses. They threaten to take legal action against governors who replace any of them on strike.
On Tuesday nurses were to meet with a conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour but the secretary-general said the meeting did not take place as the government failed to show up.
The situation was worsened by the decision by clinical officers to join nurses on strike. Some Health facilities are said to be using the little resources available to help normalise the situation.