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Court suspends strike at East Africa’s largest hospital

The strike at Kenyatta National Hospital started on Monday

Kenya’s labour court has suspended a strike called by workers at Kenyatta National Hospital – East Africa’s largest referral hospital.

Justice Maureen Onyango ordered the more than 5,000 workers back to work pending hearing.

Unions representing nurses, doctors and the hospital support staff have been directed to appear in court on 6 October.

The workers were protesting against delayed payment of revised salaries and allowances.

The revised salaries were as a result of a resolution from an advisory committee that was passed in 2012.

The strike’s suspension comes a day after one person died in the hospital’s car park.