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Teachers threaten to stage demo against Sacco

By Gilbert Kimutai | Published Thu, July 3rd 2014 at 00:00, Updated July 2nd 2014 at 23:53 GMT +3

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has threatened to stage a protest against a savings and credit society for imposing Sh530 monthly levy on teachers without their consent.

Knut Bomet branch Executive Secretary Joseph Langat said the move by Imarisha Sacco Society to deduct the amount from teacher’s salary was illegal as teachers had not consented to the idea.

Speaking to the Press in his office on Wednesday, Mr Langat asked the co-operative society to stop with immediate effect and return the deductions they have so far made from the teachers.

He said the move was illegal and an oppression of their members. “We will not hesitate to demonstrate if the Sacco will not heed our calls to stop and reverse any deduction so far made," he said, threatening to marshal teachers before the end of the month.

In a circular to teachers in the county seen by The Standard, the money is to be deducted from the more than 5,000 teachers in the county by the Sacco, formerly Kipsigis Teachers’ Sacco, for re-modelling and further construction of a Posta plaza and Fosa building in Bureti.

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