Health CS Mailu, Muraguri resolve to work together

By KBC Reporters

Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu, and his Principal Secretary, Nicholas Muraguri, have agreed to shelve their differences and work together to end the ongoing doctors’ strike.

Speaking before the Senate Health Committee, Muraguri said he would head the delegation from the ministry in the negotiations further expressing regret at what he termed as misconceived views on his relations with the Cabinet Secretary.

He refuted claims that he had been engaged in underhand deals which led to the collapse of the talks with doctors’ union officials.

Mailu said the talks should commence immediately and called for the doctors’ goodwill to negotiate within the confines of the collective bargaining agreement adding that threats would only delay the process.

Committee chairperson Wilfred Machage said the two must put their house in order and called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to address the mess that is currently facing the Health ministry.

“We have listened to you and my final words to you is that you should get your house in order. You should start working together because this has made the situation worse. Should that not happen, then we appeal to President Uhuru Kenyatta to come in and iron it out,” he said.

The two were appearing before the Senate Committee on Health, a day after the CS accused his PS of insubordination.