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Kenyan Doctors Granted Temporary Order Stopping Hiring of 500 Tanzanian Medics

The labor court on Friday issued an order that stops the government from hiring 500 medics from Tanzania to address labor shortage in the field.

The court issued the order following an application by the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) opposing the move by the government, arguing that there are 1,400 Kenyan doctors who are currently unemployed.

"It would be very costly and therefore a show of imprudent public finance management to have 500 Tanzania doctors at Sh20,000 per day,” KMPDU secretary general Ouma Oluga said.

The restraining order will stay in effect until the case filed by KMPDU is heard and determined. The case will be mentioned on April 19th.

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