We have no vacancies for you- County tells sacked Nurses

Nurses who defied a court order to resume duties after a strike can not be reinstated ,the Kirinyaga county  administration has maintained.
The Health Workers who were summarily dismissed two years ago were however free to apply for any vacancies that might arise in future,according to the Health CEC Dr Gladys Kimingi.
Kimingi said in a statement that even after extending an olive branch three times to the striking workers ,the remained adamant as locals continued to suffer due to lack of health care providers .
The statement read to the media this evening at the Kerugoya referral hospital by the County Secretary Joe Nuriuki on behalf of Kimingi ,the Nurses were informed that their places were filled up by other equally competent workers were recruited in accordance with the local Public Service Board terms and conditions
Kimingi further reminded the jobless workers the decision of the court overode that came later from the Public  Service Commission of Kenya .
"The courts decision overides any other directive from any quarter since as a County Government,we strictly adhere to the rule of law ," Kimingi said in her two page statement 
But the sacked Nurses who attempted to storm the County Headquarters in Kutus town earlier claimed the local Public Service Board was being misdirected be the county administration not to issue them with recall letters to resume their duties .
The furious former  employees who are under the umbrella of the Kenya Union of Nurses  said regardless of the frustrations ,they were more than ready to resume duties.
Kirinyaga County Government Secretary Joe Muriuki and other senior colleagues addressing the media within the Kerugoya referral hospital this evening where he stated the deal of the sacked  180 heath workers two years ago was long concluded.
 
The 180 sacked workers maintained the county administration acted illegally to fire them to as it did to hire their replacements.
The Union's National Chairman Joseph Ngwaci who was in the county to show solidarity with his colleagues noted some of the affected  sacked employees had  attained their retirement age while still engaged in a stalemate with their former employer.
"The county government acted illegally to replace these 180 workers even when there was a directive from the PSC to have them reinstated,while on the same vein it was illegal to sack our members ,"the official noted.
Already the concerned workers have petitioned the Senate to intervene on the matter.  
The workers said the move by the county government was not only exhibited inhuman conduct but also the highest degree of impunity .
" You can not replace a permanent and pensionable employee with a casual one to provide the critical services we used to offer ," observed Ngwaci.
It also emerged some of the affected employees had suffered depressions while other were suffering from pecunary embarrassment since they could not even access any credit facility due to lack of collatell.

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