Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Vihiga branch executive secretary, Sabala Inyeni, has ordered branch board members to suspend their allowances for the continuity of their plans.
This follows the robbery incident at Kima International School of Theology (KIST) where the branch treasurer, Mr. Benson Kidundu, lost ksh.510,000 Along with the bank’s statement after its car was vandalized by unknown assailants at the branch’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) last weekend.
According to Sabala, the money is for tuition fees and other logistical expenses for the teachers participating in the event.He confirmed that the matter has been reported to the Luanda Police Headquarters and investigations are ongoing.
Sabala added that the development has forced branch managers to borrow money from the National Office of the Union to repay, adding that the suspension of the aid will last for one and a half months.
KUPPET Vihiga runs several programs that have a huge financial impact on the treasury. In order for us to continue these programs, we have no choice but to suspend aid payments until this money is returned. I know members will not be happy to hear this, but this is the price to pay in leadership,” Sabala said.
According to the KUPPET boss, the branch spends around Kshs. 400,000 monthly allowance for 18 council members.