Kenyan Techers Begin Nationwide Strike


The Kenya National Union of Teachers announced a nationwide strike on Wednesday after the Teachers Service Commission failed to implement the 50-60 percent salary increment.

Speaking after a long day meeting at the union offices, KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion ordered all the teachers to stay away from class until the Government implements the salary increment. He also told parents to keep their children at home until the union officially announces the end of the strike.

Supreme Court had earlier ruled that TSC must implement the earlier decision by a lower court to increase teachers’ salary by 50-60, but TSC has protested the decision arguing that they don’t have the 17 billion required for the new pay.

The strike is expected to paralyze operations in schools considering that this is the most critical term in the school calendar as candidates are expected to sit for their national examinations.