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Knut thanks national govt for HSC award

03 June 2014, 21:39 Jane Zack

Nairobi - Kenya National Union of teachers has thanked the national government for according one of its members with Head of State Commendation award.

However, despite the kind gesture, the union gave the Jubilee government fresh conditions to meet before July 1, lest they resort to industrial action.

"President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration has done us proud but we are asking him to honour our collective bargain agreement by July or we shall down our tools," KNUT said.

Speaking at Lugulu AC Primary School in Butula sub County during Madaraka Day Celebrations, the union’s national executive committee member, John Wesonga said the HSC award was laudable. The recipient of the award was the Busia branch chairman Nyumba Musundi.

Musundi said it was a pleasant surprise for the honour and thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for the big honour.

Butula MP Michael Aringo however faulted the government over the "stalled"Sh24b laptop project saying the fund should instead be directed to employment of teachers and creation of other job opportunities.

"County governments should also allow the national government to employ ECD teachers. The treasury has the capacity to pay ECD teachers well," the MP said.

Wesonga said the teachers will fault any attempts to block them from doing business and engaging in politics saying they will resist any such attempts.

"As long as we are doing a good job we should be allowed to conduct business and to participate in politics without intimidation.” he added.

Wesonga said that teachers also need to be factored in Uwezo Fund considering the meager salaries they are earning as they also need to leave better lives.

National Youth Council Busia County branch chairman, Waziri Awili appealed to the County government to allocate funds to the youth council to enable them launch "My ID my life” campaign aimed at having more youths register.

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