Parents’ body refutes claim Knut not in the Education Bill
The Kenya National Parents and Teachers Association has refuted claims by the Kenya National Union of Teachers that the latter is not recognised in the new education bill. The union's second national vice chairman Wycliffe Etole Omucheyi said on June 16 that the Education Bill drafted by the Education ministry ''does not even mention the union anywhere''. “That anomaly must be corrected with immediate effect. If the government will go ahead and table the Education Bill excluding Knut, I think they are playing with fire,” said Omucheyi.
But KNPTA national chairman Nathan Baraza said the claim by Knut is not true. “I sat on the task force that was looking into the interest of association of unions. Knut and Kuppet are all there. If you take the current copy of the bill, every stakeholder is represented,” said Baraza. Baraza accused Omucheyi of politicising education matters. ''The representation of stakeholders at all levels, including national and county levels, have been taken care of.'' Omucheyi said Knut according to the Bill, Knut is not represented in all the boards that will be created if the Bill is passed into law, something that Baraza refuted.