Prime Minister Raila Odinga, his two deputies Uhuru Kenyatta and Musalia Mudavadi have been invited by the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association to speak to teachers on various topics.
The meeting is organized by the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association Kesha (Kesha). Association national chairman Cleopas Tirop said this year’s theme is aimed at enhancing national cohesion and also to challenge politicians to commit to peaceful elections.
“We are not restricting the talks to education reforms only. This is a transition period and we cannot afford to leave this to politicians alone. That is why we bring them here to get their commitment to a peaceful election.
Tirop said teachers want to be active participants in the coming elections and added that all presidential aspirants and all other candidates will be put to task this week and in days to come to tell what they stand for.
“We can no longer sit and leave everything to politicians. That is why each of them has a fitting message for the teachers and we will hold them accountable,” he said.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman, Isaac Hassan, will on Monday speak on restoring voter confidence a head of the general election.
He is also expected to talk to school principals on their roles as educators and leaders in the society.
Vice president Kalonzo Musyoka will give a key note address immediately after Education minister Mutula Kilonzo officially opens the forum on Tuesday.
Former Higher Education Minister who is also the Eldoret North MP William Ruto will speak to the teachers on Wednesday on institutionalising democracy in Kenya.
Also to speak on Wednesday is Uhuru Kenyatta who is also the Gatundu North MP. He will give a talk on Leadership and Economic Development in Kenya.
Mudavadi is expected to speak on Politics and National Cohesion this Thursday.
Other presidential candidates invited are Martha Karua who will speak on Corruption and Impunity in Kenya.