Just recently, Akothee’s wealth was revealed and her wealth is equivalent to County’s budget. Well, with this Akothee knows all too well how to deal with the problem in the country of the striking doctors.
Akothee suggests that if the government does not have sufficient money to pay striking doctors and nurses, it should borrow from foreign nations – despite the country’s debt load being large.
“One cannot work if they are not given money. I wish President Uhuru Kenyatta can steer his cabinet – through the relevant ministry – to give doctors and nurses their money. If Kenya has no such amount of money that the medical practitioners are demanding, we can borrow from foreign nations. This other suggestion is extreme, but it can help – let us hold a major national Harambee to raise funds that we would channel toward paying striking doctors and nurses. I will turn up for the Harambee,” she said.
The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union, which represents doctors at state hospitals, says its members are demanding a 300 percent salary increase from the collective bargaining agreement signed between the doctors and government in June 2013.