In a move that will likely serve as a sigh of relief to BOM teachers in public schools, President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani to disburse funds to schools to facilitate payment of staff salaries as reported by all a leading newspaper in the country.
On the other hand, those employed by Private School owners could not receive pay since school going kids who happen to be their sole source finances could no longer pay school fees.
When Kenya was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic most people suffered economically due to the effects of the disease.
Teachers and other workers who were employed on part time basis were dealt a big blow because they depended on daily running of the operations in the schools.
There has been an outcry from various stakeholders concerning the plight of the various support staff who were depending on the schools.
What added a hot nail on an already ailing wound is when the government added salary to the highest paid teachers.
However, Board of Management teachers and other support staff working at the institutions have a reason to smile after president Uhuru listened to their cry.
During the extraordinary summit with governors and other stakeholders, President Kenyatta ordered the ministry of education to come up with a method that will Enable the teachers and staff to be paid.