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Government offers Dr. Mogusu’s widow new job during emotional burial

The government reached out to the family of Dr. Stephen Mogusu during his burial amid protests from doctors and a looming strike that is threatening to ground operations across the country.

In the emotional send-off that was attended by senior government officials who condoled with the family, the deceased medic’s widow was offered a job by the government.

The announcement was made by the Kisii County Secretary and Head of Public Service, Patrick Lumumba who confirmed that Dr. Jackline Wanjiru will be an employee of the county government.

Lumumba divulged that even though the county had received several applications, the county government had settled on Dr. Wanjiku who will report to the Department of Health Services.

“This is an assurance from Governor James Ongwae that the widow will join Kisii County’s workforce. We condole with the bereaved family and pray that God intervenes and gives her and the child a better future.”

Mogusu was buried on Monday after succumbing to Covid-19 which he is reported to have contracted while on duty.

His burial coincided with the nationwide strike called by KMPDU after the government failed to meet their demands. 

Speaking in Kisii County during the burial, KMPDU Secretary-General Dr. Chibanzi Mwachonda said it is painful to see doctors lose lives in the line of duty.

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