Total animosity and total incitement- KNUT condemns politicians rejecting headteachers and principals.
Kenya national union of teachers secretary general, Collins Oyuu has called out politicians that are discriminating school heads along tribal lines.
According to the teachers union, that the politicians have taken it to their hands, to relocate headteachers and school principal who were delocalised to their regions, back to their areas.
Oyuu stated,”It is annoying to the union is the manner in which leaders have taken the issue of relocating teachers who have been delocalised.”
“KNUT condemns in the strongest terms possible such utterances that will create total animosity and total incitement in some of our regions,” Oyuu added.
The union Secretary General further highlighted the kind of humiliation these teachers are receiving including threats of being demoted from their jobs.
He stated,”Some leaders went as far as claiming that any ‘foreign’ teacher would be downgraded and forced to work as assistants to local colleagues.”
He explained that every teachers has a right to teach in any school around the country, because the constitution allows so and they have a work license.
On the other side, a section of politicians have demanded that school heads who transferred from their regions, to be returned.
Apparently, parents from the areas did not want to suffer the agony of their schools going down hill since the principals who improved the performance were transferred.