Knut, ministry officials’ talks fail to end strike

PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH Students at the national library in Nakuru on July 3, 2013. Chief librarian Samuel Muhoro said they have been flocking to the library due to the ongoing teadchers strike, now in its second week.

What you need to know:

  • There was drama in Mombasa, Kisumu, Kisii, Vihiga, Homa Bay, Nyamira and Busia where some teachers allied to the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) said they had defected to Knut, a day after Kuppet officials called off their strike
  • Chairman Wilson Sossion had described the meeting chaired by Labour Secretary Kazungu Kambi as “nothing”
  • A source at the talks, who asked not to be named, said they had narrowed down to the immediate increase of teachers’ house allowance while the other three would be implemented progressively

Talks to end the teachers strike now in its second week ended without an agreement on Wednesday.

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