Industrial actions have become a norm in Kenya with different government employees taking to the streets as a means of airing their grievances.
Most of them are usually to gain a concession from their employer (The government) or to get attention when there is a problem.
Below are the 5 strikes that you can expect in Kenya year in, year out.
1. Teachers – Teachers are notorious for strikes, downing their tools up to 2 times every year. I hope they won’t strike anytime soon after the government finally increased their salary.
2. University Students – Nairobi University is always on the streets, either because of HELB loan or problems at the campus.
3. Human Rights Activists – When insecurity is on the rise and school lands are being grabbed, human rights activists know how to make the government do something.
4. Doctors – Wait, have they gone on strike this year? Yes, they’ve been on strike trying to get the government to review their salaries.
5. Nurses – Just like teachers, port workers, and doctors, Nurses are also always on the streets demanding for what rightfully belongs to them.