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‘Grand Mullah’ rubbishes court ruling on teachers pay as ‘fixed’

Senior counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi has sensationally claimed that Friday’s court decision on teachers’ pay increase was “fixed”.

Mr Abdullahi, in a series of tweets, said that the Court of Appeal ruling was influenced by the national government to serve its interest.

The lawyer had represented teachers in the case before he pulled out citing state interference.

In a retweet to Mr Abdullahi, lawyer Kaari Murungi said:

Mr Abdullahi had in September withdrawn from the case after an application by the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) to have the five Court of Appeal judges to recuse themselves failed.

Judges who presided over the case were justices Erastus Githinji, Philomena Mwilu, Festus Azangalala, Martha Koome and James Odek.

The appellate case was filed by the Teachers Service Commission to overturn a ruling by the labour court to award the 50 to 60 per cent salary increment.