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Kenya gave $47 million to teachers, asks them not to strike

Staff Writer | July 2, 2017
Kenya has called on lecturers and subordinate workers in public universities to drop their strike threat over delayed implementation of a salary hike deal agreed in February.
Fred Matiang'i
Africa   $47 million has been wired to various banks
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i in a statement issued late Saturday appealed to lecturers to withdraw their planned strike on Monday saying $47 million has been wired to various banks.

"We have wired half the amount to the accounts of 31 public universities and colleges. The rest of the amount will come from the 2017/18 financial year," Matiangi said.

Lecturers had given the government up to Friday midnight to implement their 2013-17 CBA, failure to which they would go on strike on Monday.

The CBA which expired on Friday allocates 100 million dollars to lecturers and non-teaching staff of three university unions, for the adjustment of their salaries and house allowances.