Striking lecturers have termed new directive by Education cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi to hire lecturers on contract basis as misplaced .
Onesmus Mutio Secretay of University Academic Staff Union UASU says the move is geared to divert public attention on the on going lecturers strike.
They now threatened to challenge the directive in court should the government go ahead and implement it in January, as slated by the minstry.
Meanwhile lecturers strike continues and learning paralysed in 33 public universities.
UASU maintains that they will go back to class after receiving Ksh 5.2 billion balance in their 2013-2017 CBA.