Kenya Union of Teachers (KNUT), Bungoma East Chapter, has warned area politicians to keep off the ongoing transfer of school heads.
Speaking to the press in Webuye, the branch executive secretary, Aggrey Namisi, said the move by politicians to manipulate the transfer of some school heads will affect the academics of the said school.
“We, as Knut, have reports that some politicians are influencing the transfer of some certain headteachers, and we strongly oppose it,” said Namisi.
The union blamed the political class for spearheading the uncoordinated transfer of school heads and alleged that some politicians, whom he termed “brokers,” had formed a habit of inciting parents to eject headteachers out of the school on flimsy and unqualified grounds.
He added that the politicians should allow the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to exercise its mandate without interference.
At the same time, he chastised the Ministry of Education for imposing an unnecessary condition for junior secondary school, claiming that it would have an impact on the transition.
Godfrey Wamalwa is a Bungoma-based journalist who enjoys writing Politics, Crime, Sports and Education.