Kenyan Schools Reopen After Teachers' Strike

Salaries raised 40 percent


Kenyan schools have re-opened following a three-week strike by teachers after a deal was agreed to raise salaries.

The government had threatened to sack them all last Friday when they rejected a pay rise offer of nearly 4%.

But a deal was signed over the weekend which sees the lowest paid teacher's salary rise by 40% to about $230 (£140) a month and the highest paid to about $1,700—an increase of 20%.

Kenya's public sector has been hit by a wave of strikes this month.

Doctors are still taking industrial action, and public hospitals are only taking emergency cases.