A Group of Lawyers File a case in court over intern teachers Low pay.


A group of lawyers have written to the teachers service commission demanding explanation on the terms of engagement for the intern teachers. The lawyers from Nigeria, Lempaa and Kariuki Advocates want the commission to give a vivid explanation how it arrived at the Ksh. 10,000 for primary interns and Ksh. 15,000 for high school interns that the it intends to pay the qualified teachers.

“This letter is in relation to the contracts employing teachers in the Republic of Kenya. Specifically we are aware that you are paying primary school teachers Ksh. 10,000 and high school teachers Ksh. 15,000,” the lawyers wrote in letters dated Dec 2, 2019 and addressed to the TSC boss Dr. Nancy Macharia.

Specifically, we would like your commission to provide to us the following information.

* “The rationale that was used to arrive at Ksh. 10,000 and Ksh. 15,000 for primary and secondary teachers respectively as their salary”