The Star (Nairobi)

13 November 2012

Kenya: Solve Disputes Amicably, Kuppet Tells Teachers

Teachers in Meru have been urged to solve their disputes in the staffroom before reporting them to higher authorities. Speaking during the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers Meru branch annual general meeting, the county Teachers Service Commission director Francis Mbware said cases of drunkenness among teachers are rampant.

Mbware said teachers need to solve the issues before reporting them to the board of directors. He urged the teachers to plan early for their retirement to avoid poverty in their retirement.

Mbware challenged all education players to work towards better education to enable the county to compete with the best in the country.

Speaking at the same meeting, Kuppet Meru branch secretary general Julius Mbijiwe said their differences with the Kenya Union of Teachers need be resolved.

"We must recognise diversities as unions and embrace the spirit and letter of constitution. Knut has been behaving in a manner to suggest that unions are political parties and members can defect from one union to the other," Mbijiwe said.

He asked Knut to follow the constitution and not rely on the International Labor Laws to suppress the Kuppet. Kuppet's national deputy secretary general Moses Nthurima cautioned former executive secretary Njeru Kanyamba from representing the union in the newly formed umbrella. Nthurima said Kanyamba left the union to join a political party.

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