12 July 2013

Kenyatta Urges Striking Teachers to Obey Law, Come to Negotiating Table

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Friday (July 12th) that his government is ready to negotiate with teachers striking over salary disputes but only within the confines of the law, Kenya's The Standard reported.

"[The] teachers' strike is a serious issue currently. The government is ready to talk to teachers but the teachers union must be ready to abide by the rule of the law; we cannot bend rules of the land for teachers," Kenyatta said while addressing Kenya Editors Guild members.

He called on teachers to obey a recent court order requiring them to return to schools, which have shut down due to strikes.

Kenyatta dismissed proposals to divert money intended to buy laptops for students to pay teachers' salaries.

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