Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi has recanted his decision in which he maintained that he will not meddle in the affairs of teachers and their employer Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

TSC issued a directive of teachers undertaking refresher courses to conform to the demands of the Competence-based-curriculum (CBC) as well as before getting promotions much to the surprise of the tutors who felt the commission was taking them for a ride and sought legal help.

Havi was one of the top names in the teacher’s mouths to help them challenge the directive, but the LSK President told off teachers reminding them that they had set up fierce ex-Secretary General Wilson Sossion for the hang despite the red buttons, Havi insisting he will not be offering his help.

“Teachers, you left Wilson Sossion to be fought to exhaustion by the State. KNUT withdrew all cases against the State when you replaced Sossion with a Secretary of ‘your preferred choice’. Please, stop calling me to challenge the directive by TSC that you be trained afresh,” Havi said on Friday.

The refresher courses dubbed as Teacher Profession Development (TPD), shall be operated as modular-based training programs for all training teachers and will run every five years at the teachers cost.

The seasoned lawyer has however had a change of heart two days later and will be challenging the directive in court.

“After reflecting on what would have been good for my late father and my mother, both of whom were great teachers, I have changed my mind. I will act for teachers to challenge the oppressive Teacher Professional Development Programme imposed by the TSC. Let us get started,” Havi said in a tweet in Sunday morning.

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