The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Teachers' Union Call Off Strike

THE Kenya National Union of Teachers yesterday suspended the strike set for tomorrow after Education minister Mutula Kilonzo agreed to start a process of paying allowances.

The Teachers Service Commission reached an agreement with Mutula in Machakos yesterday that he will degazette legal notice 16 of 2003 as the first step towards implementing the allowances payout.

"We have been meeting with government since Saturday in Machakos. The union has informed its top organ about the development and the decision to suspend the strike has been voted for," Knut chairman Wilson Sossoin said.

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