Teachers in Kitui County have dared the Government to actualise its threat and sack them for disrupting opening of schools on Thursday.
The teachers also challenged the Government to go ahead and recruit the jobless teachers in their replacement and stop using “scarecrow methods” to force teachers to work under duress.
Kenya National Union of Teachers Kitui branch declared “no retreat, no surrender” until the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) rescinds its decision of mass transfers of head teachers, performance appraisals among other demands.
Branch Executive Secretary Simon Nding’o lead chairman Samuel Kathinuku, treasurer James Wambua and other branch officials in vowing that no amount of threats, intimidation and or bullying will detract them from demanding for their rights.
Mr Nding’o joined hands with the union’s national Secretary General Wilson Sossion in telling the Government to brace for a showdown with Kenyan teachers on Thursday if their prayers were not addressed fully.
“There is no ifs, nor buts in our demands. It either the Government listens to union or else teachers organise protests in the streets and bring to halt business in all the country’s learning institutions from Thursday. We are saying there is a big problem in promotions, decolonisation and teachers professional development modules,” said Nding’o.
Mr Nding’o and Mr Kathinuku appealed to the county teachers that they should only obey voices or instructions from the union and not any other department or Government ministry bent to divide, confuse and derail their course.