Government urged to hold fruitful talks with the striking workers
18 September 2012, 17:27
for Women Rights Kenya has called on the Government to resolve the
ongoing nationwide strike involving teachers, lecturers and doctors in a
bid to save suffering Kenyans.
While addressing the media at the organization offices in Nakuru,
foundation’s chairperson Susan Chesyna expressed on how the government
is handling the ongoing nationwide strike.
Chesyna said teachers have for decade been paid peanuts in terms of
allowances, quoting payment of Ksh. 3,000 as house allowances to
teachers as unfit.
“We are shocked to see how the government pays teachers such an
amount in form house allowances, whereas it understands that people pay a
lot as rent rates is hiked”, said Chesyna.
She asked the government to undertake serious and fruitful talks
with the striking workers in a bid to save lives of patients, as well as
education of pupils as well as high school and university students.
At the same time, Chesyna said university students might engage in
criminal activities and consumption of alcohol and drug abuse due to
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