Kiambu teachers push TSC to effect a good medical cover

Teachers are putting pressure on the government to effect a favourable insurance cover and a medical policy.

Over 5,000 tutors from secondary and tertiary institutions in Kiambu County say they got a raw deal from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) which ‘pushed down their throats’ an insurer whose terms have been unfavourable to them.

Speaking during an annual general meeting of Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) members from the County in Ruiru, their representatives asked the union to intensify the fight for better medical insurance terms.

KUPPET national assistant treasurer Ronald Tanui who presided over the meeting said the union is in talks with government officials to resolve the matter.

Teachers have been up in arms over services offered by AON-Minet Insurance company which was contracted by their employer to provide a medical scheme which they claim is wanting.

The Senate initiated a probe last year following a statement by nominated Senator Rose Nyamunga highlighting the difficulties and frustrations teachers underwent through the insurance scheme while seeking medical treatment with many of them being unable to access the service.

Speaking during an annual general meeting of Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) members from the County in Ruiru, their representatives asked the union to intensify the fight for better medical insurance terms.

KUPPET national assistant treasurer Ronald Tanui who presided over the meeting said the union is in talks with government officials to resolve the matter.

Teachers have been up in arms over services offered by AON-Minet Insurance company which was contracted by their employer to provide a medical scheme which they claim is wanting.

The Senate initiated a probe last year following a statement by nominated Senator Rose Nyamunga highlighting the difficulties and frustrations teachers underwent through the insurance scheme while seeking medical treatment with many of them being unable to access the service.

Others re-elected treasurer Irene Githua, vice-chairman Lawrence Mwaura, assistant executive secretary Pauline Waceke and organizing secretary Joseph Macharia.

There was some drama when police arrested and briefly detained an intruder who entered the venue masquerading as a teacher.

Ms Kiiru vowed to push for better terms for members of the county and pledged to bring harmony between the union and relevant government departments.

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