Apologise to doctors by 6 pm or else we take action, IG Koome told

Apologise to doctors by 6 pm or else we take action, IG Koome told

Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome speaking at a past address.

Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome has been demanded to apologise and withdraw the remarks he made on the ongoing doctors' strike.

This after he made a distressing warning to doctors over the strike which he said is obstructive - crippling the flow of people and motor vehicles - terming it unlawful and unwarranted.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KMPDU) , Law Society of Kenya (LSK), Katiba Institute (KI), Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), among other CSO's want Koome to honor the demand by 6 pm today, Sunday, April 14.

Advocate Ochiel Dudley said that a notice was given to Koome and that the doctors are practising their right to picket as provided by law.

"In your retraction, you must also apologise for the violent attack by police on Dr Davji Atela on 27 February 2024," read the statement.

Koome was therefore warned that court proceedings would be initiated if he failed to honor the demand.

The IG's comments also elicited a response from KMPDU Secretary General Davji Atellah who said that the threats undermine the doctors' rights to demonstrate and present their petitions.

Atellah argued that the union has followed the appropriate procedures to hold the demonstrations which were unfortunately met with hostility from security authorities.

Doctors downed their tools on March 14 and have since occupied the streets, demanding the government meet their petitions lest they leave the hospital wards abandoned. 


KMPDU Citizen Digital IG Koome Davji Atellah Doctor's strike

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