court saves Kakamega County nurses

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A court has temporarily stopped plans by the Kakamega County Public Service Board to deduct Sh500 from nurses as a contribution for the social welfare association.

The interim orders were issued on Friday by Judge Mathew Nduma of the Labour court following a protest from the nurses.

The application challenging the deductions was filed by the Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun).

The judge certified the application as urgent and directed that it should be heard on priority basis during the court’s vacation.

The county government started effecting the deductions three months ago but nurses at the county general hospital rejected the plan arguing they were not consulted before the decision was made.

The union headed to court after its officials failed in their attempt to discuss and resolve the dispute.

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