Teachers join in the race for parliament
Kenya National Union of Teachers has launched a secret weapon to tame laws meant to haunt its members. Secretary general, David Okuta Osiany said they want teachers to dominate the next parliament to counter anti-teachers bills. “There will be no meaningful development in the country if we continue to elect people who do not have the interest of teachers at heart," he said.
Osiany said the current legislators were struggling with bills in the house which come to haunt teachers who continue to be paid peanuts. He regretted that teachers have educated people who have failed in parliament, thus the need for teachers to take charge of the country’s destiny. Okuta was speaking in Amagoro Primary School during KNUT Executive Officer during George Okwara's launch of his parliamentary bid.
The ceremony was attended by aspirants for Busia county governor seat Sospeter Ojaamong and Kizito Wangalwa and 14 KNUT executive secretaries. He lauded MPs Bifoli Wakoli and David Koech for protecting teachers' interest. Okwara said he will not engage in witch-hunting but will advocate for peaceful elections which should be emulated by his opponents. He said he will push for elevation of Katakwa and Amagoro polytechnics into technical institutes.