Bad News To Teachers’ Union As Members Vow To Quit
Several officials of the teachers’ unions have declared their interests in joining politics in the 2022 general election.
The teacher’s union officials who have shown interest in vying for political seats in the 2022 general election are going to quit the unions.
Among the officials who have declared their interests in politics are five Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET).
Akelo Misori leads the list of officials who are planning to quit the Union for national politics. He is eyeing the Homabay seat.
The Constitution of Kenya demands that any civil servant who wants to join national politics to resign six months before the date scheduled for elections.
In regards to the construction of Kenya, the officials will have to resign first from being employees of the teacher service commission (TSC) not later than February 2022.
Their exit from service will bring a crisis to the union top offices and teachers are now left in dilemma on what will come thereafter because the vacuum must be filled as soon as they resign.
The greatest challenge to every teacher now remains the criteria that will be used to fill the vacuum. As per the Constitution, the members of the union are likely to go for a fresh election merely a year after they held the latest elections.