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KUPPET increases budget for teachers' promotions to KES 2B

01 March 2016, 08:05 Wilshere

Nakuru - Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Chairman, Omboko Milemba has said they will not relent on 50/60 per cent pay increase.

Milemba said that the union will continue to push the national government until they agree to give the teachers a pay rise.

“We are still going to push the government to ensure they honor 50/60 per cent pay increment as ordered by the court last year,” he said.

Speaking on Saturday during the Nakuru branch elections for Union officials, Milemba said they have also increased the promotions budget from KES 6 million to KES 2 billion for teachers in job groups K, L, M and N.

He added that the union will remain hawk eyed to ensure the money is not diverted to other job groups.

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The Kuppet chairman further said the union will not support or pay for contracting of teachers until they get the Collective Bargain Agreement (CBA) they were promised by the president.

Milemba said that Kuppet has not lost the power to continue fighting for the rights of teachers in the country.

He also thanked Nakuru County teachers for the manner they conducted peaceful elections without any chaos.

The chairman urged the new officials to strive for positive change for teachers in Nakuru town.

Meanwhile, there was overhaul in the Nakuru Kuppet office following the election as the executive secretary Gakau Mbugua was defeated by young blood Elijah Wanjohi.

Mbugua only managed to garner 351 votes against Wanjohi's 355.

Kambo Sammy who was the incumbent chairman was also voted out by the members and his seat taken by Gachohi Kimani.

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