Doctors across the country have accepted to end their ongoing strike after they reached an agreement on a return-to-work formula with the government. 

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) announced on Thursday evening that that the deal to end the strike was struck after President Uhuru Kenyatta intervened in the row.

KMPDU acting Secretary-General Dr Chibanzi Mwachonda said the return to work formula was agreed on by both sides and doctors have been assured all their concerns would be addressed.

Dr Mwachonda signed the deal on behalf of the doctors and their union and Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe represented the government at the signing ceremony and presser that was also attended by Council of Governors representatives.

“We have been engaging continuously with the government. The President has intervened ...the process is part of the journey to resolve what is affecting health workers,” said Dr Mwachonda. 

The agreement comes after Kagwe and governors had warned that all healthcare workers who do not report to work woud be sacked in a move that KMPDU termed 'insensisitve and arrogant.'

“Today is a happy day and Kenyans will be happy to know that we will present them with the good healthcare. The union has represented Kenyans well,” Kagwe said after the signing.

Doctors downed their tools on Monday accusing the government of ignoring their grievances including provision of adequate PPEs and allowances for medics in the frontline in fighting Covid-19.