By Standard Reporter
“The deal you have been given by the Teachers Service Commission on commuter allowance cannot be added or reduced…we are operating within a very tight budget,” Mr Ruto said.
“The Government cannot enter into any negotiations that are not guided by law…that will be cheating you,” he said.
“We want to negotiate in a structured manner so that the agreement is honoured irrespective who is in office,” the Deputy President added.
KNUT officials led by chairman Wilson Sossion and acting secretary general Mudzo Nzili had paid a courtesy call on the Deputy President where they indicated their willingness to call off the strike. Eight other officials accompanied them.
However, they requested that the Government withdraws the contempt of court case against the two officials. The two risk a jail term of six months and/or fine of Sh20 million.
Demands for house and medical allowances will be negotiated through the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) although the Government has indicated that it will put teachers on a National Hospital Insurance Fund Scheme.
The Deputy President said the Attorney General was the only person mandated to handle the court case issue.