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Thika Sub-County KNUT Executive Secretary has called on all teachers in the district to ignore all calls from their immediate education officers adding that they shouldn,t reply the officers' phone calls but instead ask them to text them.

 He asked all school heads to fill nil in the attendance column as an indication that no teacher had reported to school. He requested all public schools, both secondary and primary in Thika, Ruiru and Gatanga sub counties to join their striking colleagues since as he put it, 'The battle has just started'.
 Most schools in Thika Town remained a shadow of their old self for the third day in a row as teachers evaded duty due to their on going strike. The few children who reported to school today had to do with doing their own individual studies as others resulted in playing in the fields.

Meanwhile, Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has called for the arrest of KNUT boss Wilson Sossion over the on-going teachers strike. In a rather scathing attack on Sossion, Kuria termed the strike as an act of economic sabotage saying action should be taken against the union’s boss.

“Sossion is not interested in the welfare of teachers but his own welfare.”
Kuria claimed that KNUT was making hefty earnings through deductions from teachers’ salaries with the union collecting Ksh 1.5 billion annually.

“Sossion wants this strike to go on because they will benefit financially from the teachers increment.”

The legislator pleaded with teachers to give the government time to pay them and called for the sacking of those who will go on strike.

“We urge teachers to be patient with the government as it works on sorting out the increment impasse,” Kuria said.
“Most teachers have students in other schools and when they strike it affects their children as well.”
Kuria was speaking on Wednesday evening at his Gatundu Constituency after an inspection of Gatundu Hospital.

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