May 28, 2022

Drama Ensues as Parents Storm School and Withdraw Children  

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Drama ensued at Kakima in Mbooni West Sub-county when parents stormed the school and withdrew their children from classrooms at 8am Monday.

The irate parents demanded immediate posting of the headteacher who was elected Executive Secretary and a deputy headteacher who was promoted and transferred to another school last year April.

The parents who did not want their names mentioned also said two more teachers were needed after they were transferred saying the school has five teachers only.

The headteacher joined Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) last year January and the deputy was promoted while two other teachers were transferred in April last year.

Further, the parents claimed that the headteacher hardly comes to school to offer leadership saying their children have suffered enough.

“When lessons are going on, 3 classes are without teachers and this has gone on for the last one year. This is unacceptable. We want the government to post teachers to the school immediately,” said the spokesperson of the parents while speaking to the media at the school on Monday.

The parents noted that they especially want female teachers whom the young girls could seek counsel from easily without fear.

When contacted for comment, the headteacher Kioko Muia confirmed that he was elected to be Executive Secretary in Mbooni West Sub-county however noted that Teachers Service Commission was yet to release him.

While saying a deputy teacher is also needed, Muia said TSC was expected to post more teachers to alleviate the teacher shortage at the institution.

 However, he refuted claims that there were no women teachers saying the parents’ teachers association has employed female teachers at the school.

“We have a challenge at the school, two administrators missing. TSC did not acknowledge my letter written by the KNUT County Secretary in Makueni. I will visit TSC offices tomorrow,” he said while speaking on Monday evening.

Efforts to get comments from the TSC officials were in vain as their phones went unanswered.

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