Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) officials in Tharaka Nithi Tuesday dismissed National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale last week’s criticism on Teachers Service Commission’s (TSC) decision to transfer non-local teachers from Northeastern to their home areas.
Speaking to reporters in Chuka town, the county KNUT branch secretary Njeru Mutani said Duale should not involve himself with the teachers’ affairs but rather come up with measures to beef up security in North-Eastern.
If he cannot help solve the insecurity issue, let him avoid playing politics with it because it is affecting the lives of our teachers, said Mutani.
The trade unionist said TSC should consider employing North Eastern residents to teach in the schools because they are always spared by the attackers.
I call on our employer to give the affected teachers safer stations instead of a 15-day compassionate leave, he added.
He pleaded with about 100 teachers from the county who have been teaching in the North Eastern region to remain calm as solution was sought.
This comes barely a week after Al-Shabaab militia attack on Qarsa Primary School resulting to death of two teachers and the wife to one of them.
Duale had claimed that the directive by the commission was discriminatory and a violation of the students’ rights and residents who pay taxes to the government.
Source: Kenya News Agency