KNUT and KUPPET Officials Blocked from Adressing Principals in Mombasa
KNUT and KUPPET Officials Blocked from Adressing Principals in Mombasa. For their 46th Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) convention, secondary school principals are gathering in Mombasa’s Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Hall.
Kahi Indimuli, their chairman, is presiding over the four-day gathering of secondary school heads.
Speaking to the school administrators were the secretary general of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut), Collins Oyuu, and the secretary of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet), Akello Misori.
The two will, however, not address the Principals because they were kicked out of the KESSHA program of activities.
Principals and teachers objected, claiming that the union leaders were traitors and shouldn’t be allowed near teacher-only activities.
Just one day prior, Omboko Milemba, the national chairman of the Kuppet party, was saved in Homa Bay County from furious secondary school teachers who approached him for endorsing Finance Bill 2023 in the National Assembly.
Along with Akelo Misori, the union’s secretary general, and other Kuppet officials, Milemba, who is also the member of parliament for the Emuhaya Constituency, attended a secondary school teachers’ sports tournament on Sunday evening at Tom Mboya University in Homa Bay town.
The teachers greeted them warmly and seemed excited about the event; however, four minutes later, Milemba was welcomed to make his introductory words, which served to introduce the final football game.
The trouble started when the KUPPET boss introduced himself and stated that he had voted in favor of the Finance Bill as he addressed the teachers.
A few of the teachers began to jeer when they heard the statement. Milemba proceeded to discuss the importance of the Finance Bill 2023 to national growth while ignoring the uproar.
The teachers started accusing him of betraying them by backing the divisive law, but his words fell on deaf ears.
More than 15 minutes had passed since the conflict began before Misori got up to warn the teachers about their improper conduct.
Some teachers threw various things at him, including stones, as he exited the podium.
One of Milemba’s bodyguards took two pistols out and pointed them at the teachers to stop them from throwing stones in an effort to defend his employer.
Misori and Yogo denounced the incident and asserted that the professors’ intolerance of Milemba was wrong.
The contentious Finance Bill 2023, which was approved by the National Assembly last week, has just been signed into law by President William Ruto.
At State House in Nairobi on Monday morning, the president gave the Bill his blessing.
Kuria Kimani, the head of the National Assembly Finance and National Planning Committee, gave the Bill its third reading, and it was quickly passed through Parliament. As a result, Kenyans will now have to dig even deeper into their pockets to pay for the government’s first budget.