But, Wilson Sossion chairman of the KNUT says the administration has reneged on its part of the agreement.
"That is political mischief by some quarters of the government who don't want to face reality," said Sossion
"Yes, the strike is legal because the matter at hand has been a longstanding dispute between us and the government.
I can assure that the teachers of this country are prepared to stay out of their classrooms for as long as it takes."
says the KNUT
suspended a previous strike last February after a public appeal.
said the current strike is continuing because government has yet to implement the 1997 agreement despite the goodwill and commitment that the teachers have demonstrated.
says there is no need to re-negotiate the agreement since it was signed in 1997.
says the administration should keep its part of the agreement.
"What the government should do is to outline how it is going to implement the CBA [Collective Bargaining Agreement], rather than to purport to invite us to the negotiation table," Sossion
"So the government is being mischievous, to say the least."
KNUT demands payment of allowances set out in a 1997 collective bargaining agreement, which amount to shillings 41 billion [$478,692,630].
also criticized a government plan to provide laptop computers to public school students.
said the government should instead allocate funds to resolve the impasse with teachers.