Officials drawn from the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) in western were on Wednesday charged with multiple counts related to attempts to disrupt training on new educational curriculum.
In Kakamega, five officials who represent teachers at Kakamega Central Sub-County were accused of uttering words implied to incite teachers to snub the training of Competent Based Curriculum (CBC) initiated by the government.
The five were arrested yesterday at Shikoti Primary School, Kakamega Primary School and Sigalagala Polytechnic where the trainings were taking place for day one.
Tom Ingolo (Branch Secretary General), Patrick Chungani (Executive Secretary), Nelly Maliatso (Chair), Kennedy Ayondi (Vice-chair) and Jackline Mulinya (Treasurer) were alleged to have uttered words which was calculated to lead to violence.
They are said to have told the teachers at Shikoti Primary School: “You teachers, what are you doing here? Pack your belongings and go home,” a sentence said to have disrupted the smooth training of the much hyped education system.