The Government also moved to quash the teachers’ strike by involving the Provincial Administration. In a statement to newsrooms, acting Internal Security and Provincial Administration PS, Mutea Iringo, said only teachers who report to work Monday would be protected.
He said the court ruling must be respected and noted that any person who shall disrupt learning would be prosecuted.
“No employee shall be victimised for taking part in the strike provided they report to work immediately,” he said.
But added: “No protection would be extended to any employee who continues to take part in the strike after the date of the court order.”
On Friday, during a meeting between TSC and Knut chaired by Education PS, George Godia, and attended by the Treasury, the Government maintained all legal notices must be honoured.
The meeting also attended by the Solicitor-General Wanjuki Muchemi demanded that the legal notice no 16 of 2003 that amended the contested allowances under legal notice 534 of 1997, be followed.
And on Saturday, the Government demanded that all teachers should respect the court decision.
Justice Onyango explained Knut and Kuppet strike notices were illegal, as they did not meet provisions of labour laws.
“The strike notice issued by the unions were illegal as they had failed to meet requirements under section 76 of the Labour Act,” the judge said.? She was ruling in a suit TSC filed challenging the strike.
The judge, however, said that the striking teachers would not be victimised “if they resumed work immediately”.