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Good News To University Students, UASU Suspends Nationwide Strike

The University Academic Staff Union (UASU) has officially suspended the intended strike. The strike was supposed to kick off today following salary arrears going back up to 12 months. Through their secretary general Janepha Kumba communicated that they have decided to give the government more time.

The union is expected to have meetings this week with the ministry of education and treasury. The two entities are supposed to come to a working agreement on the way forward. There are some reports that some staffs have not been paid their full salaries for months.

Many universities in the country including Kenyatta University, University of Nairobi and Egerton are grappling with debts and cash crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected their financial incomes and the government has not chipped in yet. For example Kenyatta University has a debt of over 1.3 billion Kenya shillings.

This situation is likely to continue owing to various factors. One is that the government seems to have focussed more on basic education than tertiary. This has been seen where more money is being pumped to secondary schools. Comrades are wishing for a working solution since this may affect their studies.

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