Lecturers hold demonstrations in Nairobi

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University lecturers have insisted they'll remain on strike if their CBA isn't implemented
University lecturers have insisted they'll remain on strike if their CBA isn't implemented

Lecturers from various public universities in the country held a peaceful demonstration earlier today in Nairobi, as a way of expressing their displeasure with the government for the failed implementation of the CBA.

Transport activities were temporarily halted in some section of the City Centre as the lecturers proceeded to the office of the Cabinet Secretary of Education Dr Fred Matiangi in Jogoo House as the lecturers’ strike rumbles on.

The Secretary General of Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) Constantine Wasonga, said that the lecturers will not go back to work until they are paid their salaries in full. “Lecturers should continue to stand firm” he added.

“We will not back down until the government implements the Kshs 10 billion CBA that was agreed,” said Charles Mukwaya, the Secretary General of Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU).

On Wednesday, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion assured striking lecturers they have the TUC-K’s (Trade Union Congress of Kenya) support. “We shall stand behind our affiliates to remain on the strike for as long as possible,” he said, and he urged the dons to remain firm and sustain their strike. While addressing the press at KNUT headquarters in Nairobi, he said they can only go back once there is a clear return to work formula based on a total implementation of the Kshs 10 billion CBA.