The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has called of TEACHERSâ€™ strike hours after the Government had closed primary schools indefinitely. This is after the teacherâ€™s body KNUT agreed a pay deal with the Government
â€œWe are now ending the war. We have engaged in a fruitful engagement with the government,â€ Sossion said.
Acting Secretary General Mudzo Nzili announced end of the strike.Â The KNUT announcement came barely an hour after the Education Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi ordered the closure of all public primary schools due to the standoff.
During the meeting with Ruto, the teachers were told the governmentâ€™s offer on allowances would not be improved.Â Ruto made it clear there were no funds to meet their demands of paying commuter allowances in one tranche.
â€œThe deal you have been given by the Teachers Service Commission on commuter allowance cannot be added or reducedâ€¦we are operating within a very tight budget,â€ Ruto said.
Earlier reports had indicated that the agreement was be to announced at a meeting in statehouse for president Uhuru to take credit, however it seems William Ruto has it partially due to the urgency of the matter, however in hours to come many a pundits will argue that this move puts Ruto in an awkward position as it contravenes rule number one of the 48 laws of power!
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