Monday, July 15, 2024

KMPDU threaten to close medical facilities over Dr. Austin Omondi’s abduction

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has on Sunday demanded the release of Dr. Austin Omondi well known as Ja Prado.

According to the union, they want Dr. Austin to be released before midnight failure in which will see them close all public and private medical facilities so as to locate their colleague.

“We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Dr Austin Omondi. Should he not be safely returned by midnight, we will initiate the closure of all public and private medical services to locate our colleague.

We urge the individuals driving police car KCU 819H to return Dr. Omondi immediately to continue his life-saving humanitarian work. Medical personnel remain impartial, dedicated to saving lives on all sides of any conflict,” read the statement.

The union confirmed its support of the protests that is meant to force the government prioritize its citizens.

“Despite facing challenges, including unemployment affecting 4,000 doctors and 1,500 interns waiting for their licenses, we stand in solidarity with the protests aimed at making the Kenyan government prioritize its citizens over international financial institutions.” said KMPDU Secretary General Davji Atella.

Ja Prado was abducted on Sunday at Sikh Union Club Chandaria where he was leading a blood donation drive.

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