Teachers have been told to remain in class and teach as the government solves first the ICC issue. The Hague which no longer is a personal problem has overtaken all other important government business as focus now shifts at the ICC where mother of world justice Fatou Bensouda is expected to demand several answers from President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
The teachers whom a few months ago downed their tools were shocked when their salaries were slashed for July and union officials charged in court for contempt but a ceasefire was finally reached when the government announced it will pay part of their demands. That was then, now, they have been told the government is currently broke, save for the ICC cases, or so it appears.
While opening the annual general meeting of primary school heads, President Uhuru Kenyatta has reaffirmed his government’s commitment to raising the standards of education in the country by telling off teachers over salaries. Truth is, with the food prices going up, teachers will pass the burden on parents, coming up with ingenious ways of collecting money from parents, from exams, remedials that they will use to buffer the hard times.
But teachers supported the Jubilee government fully, meaning, teachers were well aware of what to expect. No frills.