Machakos Town MP has supported the ongoing health workers strike after a recent statement by Raila Odinga stating that doctors needed to understand that the country was facing economic hardships due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Speaking at the burial of former Machakos town Mayor Fidelis Kimuyu which was held at Kaani in Kathiani Subcounty of Machakos County Munyaka said the plight of the health workers needed to be given first priority rather than allocating a budget of about 14 billion to the Building Bridges Initiative when Kenyans were left unattended in hospitals due to the ongoing strike.
“Kenya is lacking priorities and it is a shame to see doctors dying yet can see leaders advocating for the change of Constitution through the BBI yet the expenditure will cost 14 Billion and yet our doctors are lacking PPEs and covid treatment when they contract the virus,” said the legislator.
“Kenya needs to wake up and realize that we need to do the right thing. We are asking former prime minister Raila Odinga to know that Kenya has a difficult problem. So now it’s not the time to sell BBI agenda or use 14 billion where are our doctors are dying,” he added.
On Monday, Nurses and Clinical officers from Machakos Level 5 hospital downed their tools down joining the rest of the other health workers in the ongoing strike leaving many patients unattended and others seeking services in private clinics.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga asked the doctors to understand that the country was in crisis and that everyone was dying not only them because of the pandemic. Remarks which caused much uproar in social media.