Despite fully endorsing the Azimio One Kenya presidential flag bearer, Raila Odinga, during campaigns and calling teachers to vote for him, Knut leadership has now made an about turn after he lost in the elections.
Knut Secretary General, Collins Oyuu, said the teachers union has endorsed Ruto in his election.
“On behalf of the Knut National Steering, National Executive Council, the 47 Knut County leadership, the 110 branches of Knut and all the teachers of Kenya to congratulate you on your win,” said Oyuu.
Oyuu said the president-elect has demonstrated statesmanship in his acceptance speech and this has endeared him and won the hearts of teachers.
“As the Kenyan teachers, we look forward to seeing a united nation in your hands and a stronger administration that will prioritise education, the future of our children and proper management of teachers’ labour matters,” Oyuu added.
Both Knut and Kuppet have congratulated Deputy President William Ruto on his win in the elections.
The two teachers unions have sent messages of congratulation to Ruto following his declaration as the president-elect.
Kuppet Secretary Akelo Misori congratulated Ruto and affirm his union’s commitment to the government in the interest of Kenyan teachers and the education sector.