Duale now blames Raila for the health crisis,when will he ever stop!
Duale has hit back at opposition leader, Raila Odinga over his statement on the jailed doctors’ officials, accusing him of playing populist politics
Duale has hit back at opposition leader, Raila Odinga over his statement on the jailed doctors’ officials, accusing him of playing populist politics by choosing to stand with the jailed union leaders and not millions of Kenyans who are suffering in health facilities.
“Raila Odinga is at it again: perfecting the art of scapegoating, lamenting and blame game. Odinga should respond to claims of corruption and extortion, which is scaring away investors in the agricultural field,” Duale said in a press statement sent to newsrooms yesterday.
The majority leader who has over the years emerged as Raila’s fiercest critic added that the current situation was created by Mr Odinga and his friends when he served as the country’s prime minister in the coalition government.
Prof Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o was the minister of health when the government entered into the contested CBA agreement.
Duale’s attack comes on the back of Raila instructing his lawyers to immediately take up the doctor’s case against the government.
“Rather than resolve the crisis in the health sector, the jailing of union officials deepens it and sets an extremely dangerous precedent. It marks out the government as a dishonest and unreliable employer whose word, even in writing count for nothing,” Raila said through a statement.
In a quick rejoinder, however chief executive officer of the Nasa secretariat, Norman Magaya, scoffed at Duale's claims and condemned the government for holding onto billions of shillings meant for county governments to manage health services.
“If Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee government [have] surrendered that mandate and responsibility, they must immediately let Kenyans know, disband the ministry of health and transfer all funds to counties to deal with health matters,” Mr Magaya said in a statement.
Under the 2010 constitution, Health was devolved to the counties and the government was supposed to remit funds to counties to pay medical staff, however the government has been slow in doing so and flamed the crisis further.
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