Kenya sacks strike doctors

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The Independent Online
NAIROBI (Reuter) - The Kenyan government sacked most of the 3,000 public-sector doctors who began a strike in June that has virtually closed down state hospitals. Dennis Afande, permanent secretary for health, sent letters to individual doctors, saying they had been fired for deserting their duty.

The doctors are on strike to press for registration of a union, higher salaries and housing allowances, and improved health facilities.