The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) is a trade union that represents Kenyan doctors in employment and labour relations.
KMPDU’s main aim is to improve the welfare of doctors in Kenya. It is also actively engaged in health advocacy to ensure Kenyans have access to high-quality healthcare.
For one to be a member of the union, he/she must send an application of membership accompanied by a registration fee of Kshs. 3,000. The membership registration form can be downloaded from the union’s website https://kmpdu.org/membership/.
Here is a list of functions of KMPDU.
1. Actively engage all stakeholders on any policies touching on the delivery of healthcare services and to promote the principles of equity, professionalism and meritocracies.
2. To unite doctors of all cadres and qualifications in Kenya.
3. Provide means for co-operation among doctors and the expression of their collective opinions, views and decisions upon matters affecting the interest of healthcare provision in Kenya.
4. To secure the effective representation of doctors on the government, private and public sectors or organisations where such representation may be required.
5. Raise and maintain the standard and status of the stated profession and to endeavour to make available to members of the union higher posts in the health care system of the country.
6. To place at the disposal of the government, the health ministry, any council, board, organisation or parastatal concerned with or have relation to health care matters, the advice, experience and general co-operation of the union.
7. Co-operate with other societies, bodies, associations, unions or organisations within or outside Kenya having objectives together or in part similar to the objectives of the union.
8. To raise and maintain the standard and status of the stated profession and to endeavour to make available to members of the union higher posts in the healthcare system of the country.
9. To settle disputes between members of the union or between its members and their employers, and to regulate their relations between them by collective and constitutional means.
10. To offer advice and general assistance to individual members in healthcare and professional matters, and in legal cases in which a member may be involved.
11. To secure and maintain unified and better terms and conditions of employment and service for all doctors.
12. Organize professional conferences, medical and non-medical, local or international, that positively contribute to membership.
13. Encourage and assist members to form credit unions, consumer co-operatives, education funds, burial and benevolent funds/schemes and any other socio-economic ventures.
14. To seek and obtain legal advice and any other assistance on any matters affecting the union or for protecting the rights of members on matters arising out of the relations with their employers.
Every member of the union is subjected to pay a monthly subscription fee as determined by the union’s Finance and Audit Committee.
Here is a guide on how you can pay the monthly subscription fee through Mpesa.
1. Go to Mpesa
2. Select Lipa na Mpesa option
3. Click on Pay bill and enter paybill number 500032, then click ok
4. Enter Account number
- For those working in private facilities, enter your ID number and facility name, for example, 12345678Bliss
- For those working in counties, enter your ID number followed by your county name, for example, 12345678Kisumu
5. Enter the amount you are required to pay
6. Confirm your details then send
7. You will receive an Mpesa confirmation message
8. Forward the confirmation message/transaction message to 020 2166212