10 Apr Police teargas striking public universities’ staff
Police last week teargassed public universities’ staff who were protesting at the ministry of education offices in Nairobi, writes Faith Nyamai for the Daily Nation.
The universities’ staff, who have been on strike over pay, were demanding to be addressed by Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed. The Universities Academic Staff Union, Kenya Universities Staff Union and Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers members had camped outside the ministry of education offices at Jogoo House for more than three hours before police lobbed teargas canisters at them.
This was the second time they had gone to Jogoo House to demand to be addressed by Mohamed since their strike began. The university staff are demanding that the government and the universities table a counter proposal offer of the 2017-21 Collective Bargaining Agreement. continue reading