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Uhuru stays mum as teachers strike kicks in

02 September 2015, 19:03 William Korir

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta is yet to comment officially over the teacher's strike that threatens to derail the opening of schools' third term.

The President has yet to say a word about the strike which was officially launched Wednesday by teachers unions.

They stated that unless they are paid their dues, occasioned to them by The Supreme Court last week, they would stay on strike until they are paid.

Kenya National Union of Teachers as well as the Kenya Post Primary Education Union KUPPET said that they are not going to be cowed by the government and efforts to derail their pay.

" The work boycott continues because the teachers of this country have been provoked beyond measure by the Teachers Service Commission and government’s failure to pay what is due to the teachers of this country. In the circumstances, there are no two ways about it. It is up to the government to see sense," KUPPET Secretary Omole Asiko said.

President Kenyatta, who has been on tour in Mombasa and the Coastal region is yet to comment on the matter.

" The matter is being handled by the relevant ministries and the President will comment at the right time to do so, " a source at State House told News24.

The government has gone to the Supreme Court to get an injunction over the pay dispute, claiming that there is no money to pay teachers in the current economic climate.

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