Movers hired by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho have forcefully evicted a senior KMPDU official from his government house.
This comes just days after Joho led Mombasa county government fired five hundred medics, including KMPDU boss Chibanzi Mwachonda amongst other senior specialists for refusing to return to work.
KMPDU strongly condemns the act of barbarity by @MombasaCountyKe aided by the County Commissioner on the eviction of our coast branch official Dr Hassan Mkuche from his house this evening due to the ongoing labour dispute in the county. KMPDU shall take legal action.
— KMPDU (@kmpdu) January 12, 2021
In a letter signed by county secretary Jeizan Faruk, Governor Hassan Joho’s administration dismissed the striking workers for boycotting duty. The notice was sent to the affected via e-mail.
The Joho administration further instructed the doctors to immediately hand over all properties belonging to the county government to their supervisors.
Despite the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Coast branch secretary, Dr Abidan Mwachi, having vowed to go to court over the matter, some of his colleagues are reportedly already facing the music for their defiance.
In the clip which has since gone viral, the medic believed to be one of the outspoken KMPDU officials within the region helplessly watched on as a troop of movers sent from by the estate’s agents on behalf of the county government carried out his furniture and personal belongings.
A doctor gets evicted from his house today, one of the outspoken officials in @kmpdu in the ongoing Mombasa strike…. @KenyaMedics_KMA @KmpdcOfficial @FauzKhalid @wmnjoya @ahmednasirlaw @yusufabdi78 @citizentvkenya @KTNNewsKE @K24Tv @NTVnewsroom @KBCChannel1 @AJEnglish @CNN pic.twitter.com/Qcg6QoTfAF
— Mxuo Abu (@Mxuo) January 12, 2021
This comes as the health sector in the county ground to a halt with doctors, nurses and clinical officers pleading with patients to seek treatment in Kwale, Kilifi and neighbouring devolved units.
KMPDU, Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN), Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (KUCO), Kenya National Union of Medical Laboratory Officers (KNUMLO) and Kenya Health Professionals Society (KHPS) have said they will not be intimidated back to work unless their demands are met.