Four teachers arrested on Monday were hauled before a Murang’a court and charged with taking part in an unlawful strike and incitement to violence.
Maragua branch Knut Executive Secretary Amos Murigi, Joseph Kibe, Stephen Kariuki, and Josephat Kariuki denied the two counts of taking part in an illegal strike and incitement to violence before Murang’a Senior Resident Magistrate BN Kituyi.
Away from the courtroom, Knut bosses escalated the crisis by demanding the sacking of Kilonzo, saying he is not well placed to run the Ministry of Education. Knut national chairman Wilson Sossion declared teachers would not return to classes until their demands for 300 per cent salary increase are met.
Sossion demanded the minister apologises for terming the nationwide strike politically instigated.
“We want an apology from Mutula because as teachers we do not have any political affiliation. Neither do we have ethnic affiliations. We are professionals,” Sossion said.
Knut bosses addressed a joint press conference in Nairobi with the Kenya National Association of Parents secretary general Musau Ndunda, who piled more pressure on Government. Ndunda issued a 14-day notice to the Government to ensure smooth learning is restored in schools failure to which he would move to court to sue the State under Article 53 of the Constitution.