The Kenya National Union of post primary education teachers (Kuppet) chairman Mr Omboko Milemba has urged the government to curb the growing hostility in some schools that has seen teachers being attacked by students.
Milemba cited that teachers had suffered a lot in the hands of unruly students who attack them brutally and the vice needs to be addressed accordingly to safeguard the safety of teachers in their working place.
He threatened that if such crime is allowed to continue in schools, teachers like any other professionals will demand the Teachers Service commission to take care of their welfare in place of work.
” We as unionists have witnessed a number of cases of teachers being attacked by rude students while in line of duty and we wont allow such a vice to continue, thus the government should move in with speed and take action on the criminals of the said brutality” He affirmed.
He added that as a Union of teachers, they want the government to compensate teachers who have been victim of the same.
He was addressing teachers in Nandi during the general elections of KUPPET officials whereby Paul Rotich the KUPPET secretary for Nandi was re-elected for a third term to serve in the same capacity.
Rotich garnered a total of Seven hundred and fifty eight votes against his opponent Mr Henry Sirma who scored Four hundred and forty nine votes.
In the position of the chairmanship, Mr Jairo Tormoi was elected with five hundred and sixty four votes against his competitor Mr Martin Kilel who scored four hundred and seventy four votes respectively.
Sammy Bhakit retained his seat as a treasurer serving for the third term also.
All the elected members led by Rotich the executive secretary lauded the efforts made by teachers for turning up in large numbers to elect their union leaders vowing to continue serving them with diligence.
They promised to serve teachers with humility and unite KUPPET leadership from across Nandi.