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Internal Tug Of War (A Catch 22)...

For the last 11 days Kenyans have been scared of getting ill as the countries health workers have put down their tools and headed to the streets to protest the government’s failure to do as the promised and implement the agreed upon salary increase and to better their dismal working conditions thus sending the sick (those that can afford it) swarming to the much more expensive private hospitals for urgent health care.
The government in their part only served to rail the health workers- by firing all 25,000 of them- and strengthen their resolve to picket for their rights to receive allowances and use rubber gloves while tending to the sick whose lives they once swore to save and heal. It is this struggle between fighting for their own rights and healing the nation that must be weighing heavily on their minds and hearts. This same oath and their ethics were brought into question with the deaths of patients after being turned away by the nurses. Particularly heart wrenching was the doub…