The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) West Pokot Branch executive secretary has raised concerns over teachers’ frustrations and lack of harmony in schools due to the repeated introduction of bad policies and wrangles. The Union branch boss said that teachers are now fed up with wrangles with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
Speaking to the press in Kapenguria, West Pokot KNUT Executive Secretary Martin Sembelo called on the Teachers Service Commission to embrace dialogue with KNUT and iron out the impending issues. “TSC should have a humane heart by handling teachers grievances. There is room for TSC to call Knut for dialogue and iron out the issues,” said Sembelo.
He faulted the Teachers Service Commission for solving its wrangles with teachers in Court, and called for the restructuring of the Commission, saying it should be led by credible people of integrity. “Teachers are very important people, whom Kenyans depend on for moulding society. We Don’t want the Ministry of Education to experiment with bad policies,” he said.
He said that teachers need total inclusivity in any undertaking of the CBC in West Pokot and Kenya at large. Furthermore, Sembelo called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene in the issue and call TSC and KNUT. “Let them call our Secretary General Wilson Sossion, he isn’t bad as they purport. We know he is a well-mannered fellow,” said Sembelo.