KNUT wants TSC to respect president Uhuru’s directive on delocalization policy


Nairobi, KENYA: Kenya national union of teachers (KNUT), now wants its employer, Teachers Service Commission, to respect and honour president Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive to revise Delocalization policy without any delay.

Addressing members of the press in Nairobi, KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion lamented that during their meeting Held on the 23rd of August 2018 in Nairobi with TSC, TSC admitted to have framed policies without the involvement of KNUT but nothing substantial was reached as regards to the review of the policies that occasion the formation of collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

Sossion said that immediately after the meeting of TSC/KNUT, the commission’s communications department resorted on distortion of facts, misinformation and misinterpretation of the CBA.

“It is in this regard that now KNUT demands, TSC to stop with immediate effect personalizing matters when KNUT that discusses teacher’s policy issues and grievances,” said Sossion.

“That their employers (TSC), should as well stop threatening teachers with disciplinary action when they only exercise their labour rights as contained in the constitution by attending all general meetings (AGM’S) and participating in its activities,” he added.

He also said that TSC should then unconditionally apologize to the union for tarnishing the image of its national leaders by implicating them in act of hooliganism and property destruction after it wrote a letter of bad faith to the union leaders and its members, as a way of engaging in savage attacks.

“There is no policy report to the effect that Wilson Sossion and John Matiang’i incited teachers to raid/invade TSC offices with the intention of destroying the commission’s property,” said Sossion.

Sossion added that, during the meeting they formed a monitoring and evaluation committee that will relook and review the CBA agreement.

Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta told Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed to relook into the delocalization policy.

He said this, so that affected families don’t suffer from such changes.

The President issued a directive to Education CS Amina Mohammed to re-look into the delocalization policy, when he officially opened the Catholic Schools Principals Conference being held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi in August.