President gives striking teachers a piece of his mind
11 September 2015, 15:30
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally given striking teachers a piece of his mind by saying that their demands are unsustainable.
Speaking at State House in Nairobi, Kenyatta is reported to have said that giving in to the teachers’ demands will trigger similar demands from other civil servants.
Members of the KNUT and KUPPET are staging a second week of strikes after the government refused to hike pay by up to 60 percent, although the Court of Appeal supported the demand by state school teachers in a ruling in August.
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The teachers' unions have more than 280,000 members.
Earlier this week, COTU threatened widespread strikes next week if the government fails to implement the pay rise.
The President had been castigated for keeping quietabout the teachers strike over pay, with the opposition leader Raila Odinga asking him to pay them with NYS money.
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