Disquiet has hit secondary school heads association as scramble for its top seat mounts ahead of today’s election. The Sunday Standard has established that some officials are convening secret meetings to scheme how to take over key leadership seats in an exercise fast getting murkier as past agreements on regional balance are thrown to the back.
Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (Kessha) current Chairman Kahi Indimuli is defending his position.
Focus has however shifted to who wins the vice chairman’s position as that effectively puts the candidate to a near automatic place to take over chairmanship when Indimuli’s term expires.
Delegates who spoke to Sunday Standard said serious disquiet is fast eating into the union over which region will succeed the chairman when his term ends in five years.
But Indimuli denied the association has been rocked by wrangles ahead of the polls. “I am not aware of any infighting. Al I know is that we have always had peaceful elections,” he said. Under the association leadership agreements, regions retain slots in a well-negotiated arrangement that take cares of each area’s interest. But Central region, which has been assigned the national secretary slot, now wants the vice chairmanship as its members scheme to succeed Indimuli. Under the association’s leadership agreements, the vice national chairman’s slot is reserved for the coastal region. Wiliam Kuria, a delegate from Central, who is contesting vice chairman slot, yesterday said it will be a compromise exercise. “The whole thing is based on negotiations and it is too early to talk about it. Things will be clearer after Saturday’s National Governing Council (NGC) meeting,” said Mr Kuria. A text circulating among the delegates rooting for his ated an uproar.