Here is what to expect:
-Nurses salary in Kenya
-Allowances of Nurses in Kenya
Nurses IN Kenya have been agitating for better pay for years through their union-the Kenya National Union Of Nurses (KNUN). The seemingly endless industrial actions called by KNUN have resulted in needless deaths as county governments remain unmoved by the nurses’ plight. The most recent strike is informed by the 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) entered between the county governments and KNUN but has since never been implemented.
According to Kisii county governor James Ongwae, who doubles as Council of Governors chairman for Labour and Human Resources, if the CBA is honoured counties will be crippled. He told the media of their dilemma:
“While we empathize with the health workers, their demands would have a huge ripple effect in the counties. Currently counties are barely surviving”.
President Uhuru Kenyatta Orders Nurses To Resume duty
The Kenyan President weighed in on the nurses strike and directed that they resume work or face the sack. Uhuru said of the strike:
“It is disheartening to see nurses engage in unlawful withdrawal of labour against the order of the Employment court”.
So How Much Does A Nurse Earn In Kenya?
Lowest Earning Nurse-Group G
Agreed pay under CBA-23,369
Maximum salary in this group as it stands now is kes21,304. Under CBA it was to go up to kes29,826.
Job Group K
Job Group R
Agreed pay under CBA-kes136,361
Maximum pay in this group goes up to kes181,160 from the current kes144,928.
As it currently stands, nurses in Kenya get a house allowance of kes3,500 with the highest receiving kes15,000.
Current-15,000 and 35,000 depending on job group.
Under the CBA, that amount was to go up by kes5,000 in all job groups
Health risk allowance
If CBA was honoured the amount would go up to kes5,000
Kes50,000 if the CBA is implemented
Current kes4,000 to kes14,000 depending on job group
Amount was to go up by between kes15,000 to kes25,000 per month if CBA was implemented
The KNUN has a total of 29,800 members.
This article will be updated