A section of nurses Union officials from Nandi and Uasin Gishu counties have asked Seth Panyako to resign as the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) secretary general.

Led by the embattled nurses Union national chairman John Bii who is also the Uasin Gishu KNUN secretary general, the officials accuse Panyako of failing to fight for the nurses rights.

Addressing a media briefing in Eldoret town on Wednesday, Bii who was accompanied with Uasin Gishu nurses Union chairman Simon Kibii and his Nandi counterpart Amos Ng'etich claimed Panyako used nurses plight to pursue his political ambitions during last year's general election.

They said he called for a national strike that never benefited members.

Panyako unsuccessfully vied for the Kakamega Senatorial seat in the Augusu 8 poll.

“Panyako no longer represents the interests of nurses. During elections he took advantage of his position at the union to call fora strike so as to increase his political chances but that God that never suceeded,” said Bii.

“But what we are asking now is how did the strike benefit nurses? Did they get any pay rise?,” he added.

The three nurses Union officials vowed to engage other officials across the country so as to ensure Panyako is ousted from the leadership position if he doesn't heed to their resignation calls.

“We are going to launch a nationwide campaign that will culminate into the kicking out of Panyako so that we install an SG who as our intrests at heart,” added Ng'etich, the Nandi KNUN chairman.