KUPPET stands by decision to transfer non-local teachers

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers says it will resist any attempts to reverse the on-going transfer of teachers from the North Eastern region.

KUPPET Chairman Omboko Milemba says the Union terms as unconstitutional, threats by Majority Leader Aden Duale to summon TSC to parliament over the transfers.

On Saturday, Duale protested the decision by TSC to transfer non-local teachers from the region over alleged insecurity.

A week ago TSC appeared before Parliament to answer to queries over its transfer policy.

Safety of teachers in counties such as Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo and Garissa also featured prominently, with TSC indicating that it was transferring non locals from the regions.

This decision by TSC would end up irking local leaders.

KUPPET however appears to be in support of the TSC over the transfer move.

KUPPET Chairman Omboko Milemba says they will resist any attempts to reverse the on-going transfer of teachers from the North Eastern region over security concerns.

Milemba argued that the security of teachers was paramount if the education sector was to realize its intended potential going forward.

This standoff comes after four people among them three teachers were murdered in the wee hours of Friday by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in Qarsa Village, Wajir County.

The teachers; a man, his wife, a male colleague and a friend were shot dead after being ambushed in their houses at 1am. They were all non-locals.

The militants, who seemed to have done groundwork before the assault, planted landmines on the roads leading to the area making it hard for security agencies and ambulances to get there on time.

Wajir Administration Police Commander, Mohammed Sheikh led a team of security officers to the crime scene while another team of officers from Khorof Harar AP camp pursued the militants from the border line.

Speaking to the press in Wajir town before joining the operation, Wajir East MP Rashid Kassim confirmed that the four had been killed by the militants.




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