Kenya

7 Kenya medics union officials freed; strike continues

A Kenyan court on Wednesday released seven doctors who are officials in the medics' union and who were jailed earlier this week for not calling off a strike by doctors working in public hospitals and other institutions.

About 1,000 doctors outside the court celebrated the officials' release and held a peaceful march to Parliament and Nairobi's Freedom Park. More than 5,000 doctors from public hospitals are on strike for a 180 percent pay raise and to protest Kenya's dilapidated health care system.

At least a dozen people have died due to lack of medical care since the strike started early December over the government's fail to implement a collective bargaining agreement it...

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