Peter Masinde, a ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist at Kenyatta National Hospital, has a busy Christmas schedule at work while millions of Kenyans will be making merry. \u201cSome people have gone home, and we couldn\u2019t all go. Some of us are left to cover areas that mainly need emergency services,\u201d he told People Daily yesterday. Masinde\u2019s schedule is in contrast with\u00a0 that of Peris Achieng\u2019, a nurse at Some dispensary in Migori county, who took a break last week until this Friday. Achieng\u2019 is at home in Nyamila village, Siaya county, where she had her traditional marriage on Saturday. \u201cI have a 10-hour work schedule from Monday to Friday apart from the weekend, but I\u2019m occasionally called in for emergencies. So these few days have been a great relief for me,\u201d she said. Dr Kamau Koigi, a reproductive health specialist at the Nairobi Hospital is busy at the facility this Christmas, but will take a break during the New Year festivities. The National Cancer Institute acting chief executive Dr Alfred Karango said being in a policy office, he will take a break like any other government official. Cancer Survivors Association (CSA) chairperson Prisca Wanjiru said survivors will enjoy the festivities like everybody else, but urged Kenyans to offer comfort to those with chronic side effects.