Secondary school teachers have joined other government officials in opposing a proposal to implement a 3% monthly deduction to fund the Affordable Housing Project.
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) is opposed to the planned three percent housing fund charge.
Kuppet Deputy Secretary General Moses Nthurima stated that teachers only demand compensation increases, not further deductions.
“The last time teachers got a pay rise was under 2016-21 CBA. But the benefits have been eroded by the 7.5 per cent pension, higher NHIF taxes and hyperinflation of the economy,”Nthurima said.
The union says teachers are already overtaxed and warns of unspecified action if the government goes ahead with the plan.
“We must stop this very early,” said deputy secretary- general during a press conference at the union headquarters in Nairobi.
“If the government is broke, let it not borrow from teachers,” he said.
The union National Governing Council is set to meet this weekend.