Teachers have given an array of conditions they want met before resuming learning come September.
1.Teachers to serve within their localities. Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC) to do away with delocalization policy that saw many teachers work away from their homes.
Through KNUT Secretary General wilson Sossion,teachers said that in accordance with Ministry of health guidelines, they should be allowed to work within their areas of residence to avoid spreading the virus.
To effect this,they asked the employer to reogarnise staffing with a view to minimising movements.
According to Sossion, posting of teachers should be done within their localities or in areas where they have established their homes to minimise movement as possible.
He argued that teachers posted away from their homes or family members always extend weekends to visit their families.
2.Teachers be inducted on Measures to lessen Covid 19, safety measures and effects of the virus.
The firebrand Secretary general said that teachers must first be trained on how to deal with Corona virus professionally, psychologically and emotionally as well as related stigma.
3.Setting up of emergency Health facilities. They also want the employer to set up treatment centres to handle cases that might arise after resumption and throughout the term.
4.Special attention be given to teachers with 55years of age and above and those that might have underlying medical conditions such as cancer,high blood pressure and diabetes.
He added that about 50,000 of teachers fall within the high risk age hence need for proper deployment strategies.
5.An affirmative action plan for war-striken counties such as Garissa ,Wajir,Mandera and Tana River to increase the number of teachers.
He said that to implement social distancing with high number of students currently in the government schools,more than 400,000 teachers must be employed.
6.A class to contain a maximum of 15 students/pupils. This would mean that a review of staffing be done.
7.TSC to absorb all teachers who are qualified and registered by the Commission.
In connection to this, he proposes that all interns be employed on permanent and pensionable terms to help check understaffin’g.
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Fortunes could come to governor Anne Waiguru in the much awaited senate meeting,as hinted by a close ally Of opposition leader Raila Amollo Odinga.
According to the standard,the show of solidarity by Junet Mohamed ,the National Assembly Minority Whip is significant considering the fact that in 2015, Waiguru’s downfall was a Mastermind of ODM party.
According to the Legislature, impeachment of governor Waiguru by Kirinyaga members of county assembly is an act of bullying that targets women leaders.
He said that as opposed to some people who do not believe in women’s leadership , ODM want to give them (women) equal opportunities, having witnessed their leadership in the government.
“They need to be supported,” added Junet.
He was speaking during a visit to flood victims at Bandi Camp yesterday.In his company was Garsen MP Ali Wario, Galole’s Said Hirbae, Isiolo Woman Rep Rehema Jaldesa and Garsen Central MCA Masha Boru.
Responding to rumours that Raila and miss Anne Waiguru held a night meeting,the Suna East Legislature said that both are leaders who are at liberty to consult at any time ,within the country.
He continued to say that there was nothing wron’g in the two meeting or discussing anything.
All eyes are currently turned to the Senate that is expected to either uphold or dismiss Governor Waiguru’s impeachment by Kirinyaga MCA’s.
It is worth remembering that months ago,the Senate upheld the impeachment of former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu due to corruption allegations.
Despite graft allegations that saw Waiguru quit cabinet in 2015,she is currently in support of the President’s and Former prime Minister’s agenda.
The question therefore is,will this influence the Senate’s decision?
COTU boss ,Francis Atwoli already asked the President and former prime minister to save governor Waiguru by rallying their teams.
According to sources,allies of Uhuru and Raila are planning to have a select committee to consider Waiguru’s removal.
To the contrary, her critics ,especially those who were in support of former governor Ferdinand Waititu in the Senate want the case decided by the plenary as was the case with the former Kiambu governor and late Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua.
Raila had previously linked the gross graft in the National youth service to Anne Waiguru when she was the cabinet secretary of Devolution.
Salvage plans Several leaders have sinced come to Waiguru’s side.Her competitor in the last elections ,Hon Martha Karua said that “We have political laundromats that apparently can cleanse all transgressions to the laws of Kenya and overran all institutions.”
Some leaders also feels Waiguru’s impeachment is simply a scheme to pull the “hardworking” governor down include Kitui governor Charity Ngilu and Homabay women representative Gladys Wanga.
Wanga described Waiguru as the most hardworking gorvernor Kenya will ever have and that she is as white as snow.
However,Kenya Women Parliamentary Association Chair and Kirinyaga County Woman Rep Purity Ngirici asked Uhuru and Raila not to tamper with matter that is before the Senate.
Nakuru Senator,Susan Kihika desregarded Raila’s statement denying meeting governor Anne Waiguru untill the “allies behave on Tuesday”
The same sentiments were expressed by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen who said that they would only take Raila’s denial seriously on Tuesday if he instructs Senate Minority Leader James Orengo and Minority Whip Mutula Kilonzo Jnr to do the right thing.
According to the standard, Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission has launched investigations into the corruption allegations cited during her impeachment motion.
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