Knut threatens demonstrations over teacher attacks

Knut threatens demonstrations over teacher attacks

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has protested against violence towards their members saying it has reached an alarming rate.

It has written to Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), asking them to expeditiously step in and protect teachers in the while country.

The union has also warned that unless the issue is addressed, teachers will hold nationwide demonstrations to protest.

Secretary-General Wilson Sossion noted that in the last three years, hundreds of teachers have been subjected to harrowing experiences by learners, and that their parents and guardians have joined them in waging the attacks for flimsy reasons.

“Some teachers have sustained serious injuries inflicted by learners and parents leaving these teachers a traumatised lot, such that they cannot continue discharging  their duties effectively,” he said in the letter to Ms Mohamed, dated January 28.

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