, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 9 – The Industrial Court has now suspended contempt charges against Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) officials for them to end the teachers strike within 24 hours, failure to which the case will be reinstated.
The charges were suspended after KNUT Chairman Wilson Sossion and Acting Secretary General Mudzo Nzili honoured court summons served on them on Monday while attending a meeting with officials of the Teachers Service Commission.
TSC has already offered the teachers Sh17 billion to be paid to the teachers, but KNUT is yet to make a decision whether to reject or accept the offer.
Lady Justice Linnet Ndolo had issued orders directing both KNUT and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers to call off the teachers’ strike on July 1 before the talks could commence.
KNUT officials are now due to address a news conference.