The Kenya Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) on Thursday threw its weight behind massive transfer of teachers, breaking ranks with their Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) colleagues. Kuppet secretary-general Akello Misori said the union will not engage the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on the delocalisation policy.
“Kuppet has no problem with teachers being transferred to other counties because the contract we signed allows a teacher to teach anywhere in this country,” Mr Misori said. Last month, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered that the policy be shelved following an uproar from teachers that it was breaking up families.
Knut has been demanding for the reversal of all transfers effected, terming them illegal. The move creates a rift between the two agencies ahead of a five-day meeting next week.