Students drop out of school to brew illicit beer
31 July 2013, 18:19
Laikpia County governor Joshua Irungu has instructed provincial administration officers and security agents in the county to arrest and prosecute all parents who have failed to take their children to school.
This was after it emerged that students are used in income generating activities like preparation of illicit brews.
Speaking in Nanyuki high school during a prize giving ceremony, the governor said stern action should be taken against those implicated.
“We have received information that some parents have withdrawn their children from school to assist with the brewing of illicit beer. Let them be warned that the government is watching and we are coming for them,” said Irungu.
Meanwhile, teachers in Laikipia County have vowed to launch a go slow action if they do not receive their July salaries.
“Teachers will be reporting in their respective work stations at 8am and leave at 4pm having done zero work,” Executive Secretary Jackson Thangei warned.
He said there was a return - to - work formula following the 24 day national teachers strike, and thus whatever was agreed upon between the two sides must be adhered to.
Laikipia East Member of parliament Anthony Mutahi accused the Salaries and Remuneration Commission led by Sarah Serem of usurping powers bestowed on other offices.
Mutahi said the chairperson was acting in a manner likely to suggest that her commission will be dictating on everything concerning salaries and industrial actions by civil servants.
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