Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Good News! Jailed Kenyan Doctors Released

The court of Appeal has ordered the release of seven medical doctors’s union officials who had on February 13 been sentenced to one month in jail. The officials have been set free pending hearing and determination of the appeal against Justice Hellen Wasilwa's decision to jail them and parties are expected back in court on February 23

Negotiations will resume immediately and a team from the Law Society of Kenya and Kenya National Commission on Human Rights will jointly lead the mediation efforts. Doctors had moved to court to appeal against a decision by the Employment and Labour Relations Court to jail their union officials for contempt of court and had said the strike would continue until they are freed.

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