Kenya Union of Nurses Secretary General Seth Panyako has responded to a threat by 18 nurses who said they will stop funding the Union on allegations that he was illegitimately elected.
Speaking to Taarifa news, Panyako said they have to wait and be patient because the matter is in court.
He claimed that the few nurses are being used by the government and Atwoli and he has no time for such. He said the 18 who signed the statement are not the ones funding the union as it is funded by 31,000 nurses.
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“Those are non-issues; I have no time to respond to Halima who is the mouthpiece for Atwoli. I have important issues to attend to. If they are in court let them wait for the decision by the court. They are being used by the government and Atwoli. The 18 are not the ones funding the union, the union is funded by 31000 members,” said Panyako.
“she is actively discussing matters that are in court against the subjudice rule. She is Prosecuting matters that are in court outside the court,” said Panyako.
“The suit by seven nurses who were being sponsored by Atwoli through Judicial Review was dismissed by Justice Nzioki Wa Makau. Halima filed a similar suit that Justice James Rika dismissed where she wanted the election to be stopped. The suit is actively before court and I cannot say more ,” he added.
This year in February several, duly registered and contributing members of the Kenya National Union of Nurses moved to the Employment and Labor Relations Court to challenge the election of Mr. Seth Panyako as the national General Secretary of our union terming it as un procedural and illegitimate.