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Passengers unharmed in bus fire on Mombasa highway

Several passengers escaped death narrowly on Wednesday after a Modern Coast Bus caught fire near Mtito Andei on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

Police said all passengers and crew members were immediately evacuated from the bus that was extensively damaged by the fire.

Coast regional Traffic Commandant Emmanuel Okanda said the bus was travelling from Mombasa to Nairobi when it caught fire along the highway.

Okanda said they have deployed police officers to the scene to assist in the investigation.

The company confirmed that all the passengers and their luggage are safe.

Cop killed in Meru robbery

A female police officer was stabbed to death and another seriously injured during a robbery at a Savings and Cooperative Society in Igoji Market, Meru.

The officers were guarding the Sacco when thugs attacked them and grabbed their guns before they were intercepted by members of the public outside.

During the incident that occurred Wednesday morning one of the thugs was lynched and another arrested.

We would rather be jailed than end strike, doctors union says

Officials of the doctors union say they are ready to go to jail over their stance on the health workers strike which is in its second week.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Secretary General Ouma Oluga maintained that doctors will not resume their duties until the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signed in 2013 is fully implemented.

He was speaking Wednesday while welcoming 300 consultants from the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and the University of Nairobi who vowed to support the union fully by withdrawing their emergency services with immediate effect.

“We as a union are ready to go to the full end of that legal issue. If it is being arrested that will end patients suffering, we want to tell the government to do so now!” he said.

He underscored the need for the government to act fast and resolve the issue with the utmost urgency.

“Let this process be done very fast so that we can go to jail and then things can happen fast instead of government wasting our time in court cases. The only thing that will take doctors back to work is the implementation of the CBA,” he stated.

The consultants’ representative Omondi Oyoo stated that none of them will offer services until their demands are met.

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