West Pokot Governor Prof John Lonyangapuo has urged striking nurses to resume duty to alleviate suffering of hundreds of patients in public hospitals as they look for an amicable solution to the stalemate.
The Governor met the over 300 nurses from various health facilities within the county. He was flanked by his deputy, who's also the County Executive Committee for Health Dr Nicholas Atudonyang and top county officials.
In a meeting held at Mtelo hall in Kapenguria, the area governor urged the nurses to resume work and assured them that nobody is going to be sacked.
He said he will consider employing county nurse director and thanked the nurses for turning up when called for whenever a critical issues arise they have been assisting the doctors.
"My government has shown immeasurable goodwill in resolving the matter. I urge the to go back to work to end suffering of patients", Governor Lonyangapuo said.
He added that the Council of Governors will look into the matter of CBA during their meeting scheduled for next week in Mombasa.
He further said 100 more nurses and 50 clinical officers will be employed to increase efficiency in service delivery.