The Government will now be compelled to implement the 50-60 percent teachers pay rise after the Supreme Court declined to grant Teachers Services Commission ’s request to suspend the order issued previously by Court of Appeal.
The Supreme Court Judges led by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga, Kalpana Rawal, Jacton Ojwang , Mohamed Ibrahim and Smokin Wanjala ruled on Monday that they had no jurisdication to entertain Teachers Service Commission’s application.
Instead the appellate Judges said they have upheld a court of Appeal ruling directing TSC to pay Teachers their salary increment of between 50-60 percent until its appeal challenging the increment is heard and determined.
The TSC had appealed against the High Court ruling demanding them to effect the 50 to 60 per cent basic pay raise beginning August 1.
The TSC argued in its application that a sum in excess of Sh17 billion would be required to effect the appellate court’s orders but it had no money to do so.