Other teachers’ unions are being used to kill KNUT, says Kakamega union official

KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion
KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion

Teachers have been cautioned over the impending scheme by the government to scuttle the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT). The union that has for sometimes caused the government sleepless nights in efforts to improve the working conditions of the teachers in the country now feels that the government has only one way to dim the hopes of teachers, by messing it up.

Speaking at the burial of the former KNUT Kakamega branch secretary general Amos Ombayo in Lurambi constituency in Kakamega County, the current branch secretary general Tom Ingolo said the government has now resorted to collaborating with other teachers’ unions to frustrate the teachers in KNUT. He said the unions working with the government are the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), the Kenya Primary Schools Headteachers Association (KEPSHA) and the Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA).

The battle between TSC and the KNUT has gone a step higher in recent days with KUPPET encouraging other teachers to join the union and avoid the mess created by the KNUT, TSC tussle.

Tom Ingolo also cautioned the President and the Deputy President to stay away from the matters affecting teachers and the KNUT leadership citing that maybe the predicament affecting Sossion may be instigated by the two leaders.