By Kepher Otieno
The advice comes amid warning by the Teachers service Commission (TSC), that teachers who do not report back on Monday risk disciplinary action.
On Sunday, LSK said the teachers would set bad precedent if they fail to obey court decrees and State advice.
“Much as they may be right in agitating for better salaries they can’t overlook court decrees. It’s wrong,’’ said the chairman Eric Mutua.
Mutua advised the teachers to retreat to dialogue as an alternative means to address its woes than assume radical position, which undermines law.
The advocates said much as Article 25 of the constitution gives them the freedom from servitude, they ought to behave in keeping with the law.
Speaking at a LSK function in Kisumu, the advocates said teachers must respect article 2(1), which echoes supremacy of the law.
Council members Aggrey Mwamu, Vice Chair Rene Lilian, Charles Kanjama, among others were present.
Kanjama said it would be tricky to defend teachers given the judicial reforms people want.
He cited Article 237 of TSC Act, which says the state has all the due responsibilities to educate its population. So a teacher who refuses to teach will not be protected from adverse contractual terms, including dismissal and suspension.