Kenyan court jails doctors striking for better pay

Kenyan doctors working in public hospitals have been on a nationwide strike since early December for better pay and working conditions.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Handcuffed doctors from the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentist Union (KMPDU), after their case at the Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nairobi, Kenya, February 13, 2017.

Updated Feb 14, 2017

A Kenyan judge on Monday ordered that seven doctors from a national doctors' union be jailed after ongoing strikes over pay and working conditions at public hospitals.

The opposition condemned the court's decision, but the doctors were jailed for leading the nationwide strike which has greatly affected healthcare in the country.

TRT World's Sarah Jones reports from Kenya.