Governor Evans Kidero met more than 2,300 teachers in Nairobi and pledged to construct affordable houses to accommodate them.
The teachers had told the governor that the high cost of rent in the city had forced them to seek alternative housing out of Nairobi, eating into their work hours.
The teachers - drawn from public and private schools - were led by Hesbon Otieno, Kenya National Union of Teachers deputy secretary general.
Speaking to The Standard yesterday, Otieno said Kidero committed to improve housing for teachers in the city.
"Governor Kidero said the county in partnership with donors will build affordable houses in areas near the city centre including Pangani, Ngara and Shauri Moyo to help teachers access their schools easily," said Otieno.
During the meeting that took place on Saturday last week, Kidero assured teachers that he will construct more classrooms.
Speaking yesterday, Otieno said the union also requested the county government to sign an MoU with the Ministry of Education on infrastructure and curriculum support material. [Akello Odenyo]