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Knut to teachers: Stay away from work

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has advised all teachers in the country not to report in their workplaces on Monday.

The Union’s secretary General Mr. Wilson Sossion also asked the teachers to only take instructions from the union until such a time when they will be told to do so by the union.

“For now they should actively remain out on strike as were synthetize the court ruling with our lawyers,” Sossion said on Sunday while addressing the press in Bomet town.

“We will be able to give our feelings in the Industrial and Labour Relations court on Monday and thereafter we will be able to give the teachers direction. This strike is not about to end as long as there is an active appeal case in the Court of Appeal,” he said.

Mr Sossion at the same time said the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) should withdraw case number three of 2015 that it had filed in the Court of appeal challenging the court ruling on the teachers’ pay rise.

TEACHERS STALEMATE

At the same time, Cord co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka has told off Deputy President William Ruto over his claims that the opposition coalition is not committed to offering solutions to the teachers stalemate.

Mr. Musyoka said Cord is not fund-raising for teachers’ salaries but raising funds to help Knut meet their day to day expenses as they fight for the teachers’ rights.

Other Cord leaders have lashed at Safaricom for disclosing the amount so far raised in the campaign. The company, they said, breached client confidentiality and demanded a public apology.

The leaders who included Senators Hassan Omar Hassan (Mombasa) and Mutula Kilonzo Jnr (Makueni) accused government of selective application of the law.

They said its unfair for Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama to be treated as a criminal for expressing what is in the public domain.