Doctors strike in Kenya called off after 56 days as KMPDU, Gov’t sign return to work formula.

After 56 days of intense negotiations, the national doctors’ strike in Kenya has finally ceased as the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KMPDU) reached an agreement and signed a return-to-work formula.

The strike officially ended on Wednesday, May 8, around 5 pm, following the signing of the deal between KMPDU representatives and the Ministry of Health.

This resolution comes in compliance with the directive from the Employment and Labour Relations Court, which mandated both the doctors’ union and the government to devise a return-to-work formula by Wednesday.

Throughout the strike period, officials from the Ministry of Health and KMPDU have been actively involved in negotiations to formulate the agreement. The most recent meeting between the parties occurred on the previous evening, according to reports from Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha.