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CORD raised KES 1.5 million for teachers

18 November 2015, 16:59 William Korir

Nairobi - The CORD coalition raised KES 1.5 million for teachers during their 5 week strike.

The coalition announced Wednesday that the money has already been sent to the Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT accounts.

The 'solidarity account' was launched by the Coalition back in September to aid the teachers unions run their logistics such as raising funds for payment of lawyers whilst they were fighting the government over a 50/60% pay increase.

" We raised the amount and it has been sent to teachers' unions accounts," the head of the initiative James Orengo said.

The money was raised via the M-Pesa platform.

The initiative was initially boosted by CORD leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka who put in KES 100,000 each respectively.

The teachers strike ended in October and their payrise has since been struck down by the Appeals Court.

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