Baringo County Governor Stanley Kiptis has been asked to apologise over his recent claims that the County Government has been paying ‘ghost doctors‘.
The North Rift region Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union (KMPDU), through their Secretary General Ismael Ayabei and Treasurer Nancy Nabwire, issued a 48-hour ultimatum failure to which the governor will face unspecified action.
“We would like to take this early opportunity to demand that he apologises and withdraws these malicious allegations since this was in bad faith and aimed at inciting Kenyans against doctors,”read part of the statement from KMPDU North Rift Branch.
Governor Kiptis had last week claimed that an headcount revealed that his administration was paying six ghost doctors at Kabarnet referral hospital, KSh300,000 each monthly.
The County boss further divulged that out of 80 doctors in the county payroll, only 24 were found to be genuine with the remainder having either resigned or retired.
However KMPDU termed the governor’s allegations diversionary and further accused the Baringo County Government of reneging on the implementation of the doctors’ Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).