Surgeon petitions court to increase paternity leave to 3 months

Surgeon petitions court to increase paternity leave to 3 months

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Surgeon petitions court to increase paternity leave to 3 months

Thursday January 06 2022 case3 By JOSEPH OPENDA
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Summary

  • A Nakuru-based surgeon has petitioned the court seeking orders to have equal duration for both paternity and maternity leaves.
  • Dr Benjamin Magare Gikenyi, a consultant trauma and general surgeon, in his petition filed before the High Court in Nairobi, wants the court to extend the paternity leave to three months, same as maternity leave.
  • The petitioner in his sworn affidavit before court argues that the current law that gives women long parental leave duration compared to men is unfair and discriminatory on both genders especially men.

A Nakuru-based surgeon has petitioned the court seeking orders to have equal duration for both paternity and maternity leaves.

Dr Benjamin Magare Gikenyi, a consultant trauma and general surgeon, in his petition filed before the High…

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