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Governors ask SRC to approve nurses’ salary increase

Source: The Dailt Nation

WEDNESDAY JULY 5 2017

By ANGELA OKETCH

 

Governors have asked the Salaries and Remuneration Commission to approve nurses’ salary increase before they can effect it.

The governors claimed their hands were tied since it was the commission’s work to approve the raise.

Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma, who is the chairman of the Council of Governors’ Health Committee, said they had agreed with the Kenya National Union of Nurses that approval must first be sought.

The nurses reached an agreement with the with the council last December.

“I really sympathise with the nurses because they deserve better pay but we, as governors, cannot give them the money unless it is approved by SRC, the only body with the authority and responsibility of setting salary limits for public workers,” Mr Ranguma said.

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