Sossion issues Covid-19 guidelines for teachers to follow during Knut elections

Sossion issues Covid-19 guidelines for teachers to follow during Knut elections

KNUT/CIRC/122/2/2021

January 6, 2021

To: ALL Branch Executive Secretaries, Dear Colleagues,

ELECTIONS COVID 19 PROTOCOLS FOR THE KENVA NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHER (KNUT)

The above subject matter refers.

Please find attached the COVID19 Protocols to be observed during the upcoming KNUT General Elections.

Also attached is the Updated Elections Schedule for your necessary information.

Please, note that you are all required to go through the protocols keenly and ensure that the protocols are observed to the letter.

Kindly bring this to the attention of all our members immediately.

In case of any inquiries please contact the office of the Secretary General.

ELECTIONS COVID 19 PROTOCOLS FOR THE KENVA NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS – JANUARY  4TH TO JUNE 6TH, 2021

The scheduled elections for the  Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) will be conducted in strict adherence to Article(A), (B) and (C) of KNUT Constitution and Covid-19 protocols as outlined in the Legal Notice No. 58 of Public Health Laws of Kenya of April 7th, 2020.

1)    All nominations and elections of the Union officials shall be conducted as  provided for in the rules under the KNUT Constitution.

However, prospective candidates will be nominated at least three days to the election date, and their names forwarded to the Labour Office (Presiding Officer); and NOT on the floor as it has been the tradition before.

This is to minimize interactions as demands Covid-19 containment measures.

2)   All  proposers will convert into Election Agents and shall man the ballot boxes during voting.

3)   Casting of votes will commence at 8.00 a.m. so Chief Agents must be present at the polling centres by 6.00 a.m.

4)   Voting will be conducted in the open field but secure with a perimeter fence at all polling centres.

s)   Every voter and aspiring candidate will be expected to have a pen for personal use to fill registration forms or use on any other election materials during the exercise.

6)   In  concurrence with WHO rules and regulations, voters or/and aspiring candidates who are sick or in quarantine ill be expected to protect poll  workers and  other voters.

This include wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, and washing hands or using sanitizers  before  and   after  voting.

They will be expected to let election officials know that they are infected by  Coronavirus or in quarantine once they arrive at the polling centre.

They will have to check with poll officials for any additional guidelines.

1)   Voters and aspirants, including election officials and security officers will avoid close contact try to stay at least 6  feet apart of other people.

s)   Wear masks during  the entire election exercise.

9)   Voters, aspirants, election officials and security officers will have to take care when touching surfaces and wash their hands after the exercise or if not possible, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

10) Sanitizers/hand washing points should be provided at the polling station both at the entry and exit points.

11)   Avoid crowds after casting vote.

12)   Limit celebrations after your candidate has been declared winner.

13)  Taking  children with you to vote can increase their risk of getting Covid-19.

14)  The more prepared you are for the polls, the less time you may have to spend at the voting centre.

1s) The more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of Coid-19 spread hence, clear from the polling station immediately after casting the vote.

16)  Kenya National Police Service will take full charge of crowd control.

11)  Election results will be announced by the Presiding Officer in line with the guidelines that will be issued on the polling day.

18)  Thermo gun/medical officer of health shall ensure health protocols are fully observed.

19)  Strong Public Address System shall ensure effective communication hence helping to completely avoid any crowding.

HON. WILSON SOSSION
SECRETARY GENERAL K.N.U.T.

KNUT GENERAL ELECTIONS 2021 TIME TABLE

FRIDAY 8TH JANUARY 2021

KNUTBorabuNyanza
KNUTNyamiraNyanza
KNUTGuchaNyyanza
KNUTKisii CentralNyyanza

SATURDAY 9TH JANUARY 2021

KNUTBometR/Valley
KNUTBuretiR/Valley
KNUTBaringoR/Valley
KNUTSotikR/Valley
KNUTMakueniEastern
KNUTNzauiEastern
KNUTKyusoEastern
KNUTMbooniEastern
KNUTKitutEastern
KNUTMutomoEastern
KNUTSiayaNyanza
KNUTRariedaNyanza

FRIDAY 15TH JANUARY 2021

KNUTMangaNyanza
KNUTKisii SouthNyanza
KNUTMasabaNyanza
KNUTGucha SouthNyanza

SATURDAY 16TH JANUARY 2021

KNUTHoma BayNyanza
KNUTSubaNyyanza
KNUTRachuonyoNyyanza
KNUTMingiEastern
KNUTEmbuEastern
KNUTKaleCoast
KNUTKinangoCoast
KNUTMsambweniCoast
KNUTVihigaWestern
KNUTEmuhayaWestern
KNUTHamisiWestern

SUNDAY 17TH JANUARY 2021

KNUTRongoNyyanza
KNUTKisumu EastNyyanza
KNUTKisumu WestNyanza
KNUTKaamega EastWestern
KNUTKakamega   SouthWestern
KNUTKakamega  CentralWestern

SATURDAY 23RD JANUARY 2021

KNUTKeiyoRift Valley
KNUTMarakwetRift Valley
KNUTNandi  SouthRift Valley
KNUTNandi  NorthRift Valley
KNUTNandi  CentralRift Valley
KNUTNandi  EastRift Valley
KNUTVattaEastern
KNUTMachakosEastern
KNUTKangundoEastern
KNUTMalaEastern
KNUTKiambu  EastCentral

SATURDAY 3OTH JANUARY 2021

KNUTWest PokotRift Valley
KNUTMarsabitEastern
KNUTNakuruRift Valley
KNUTManderaNorth Eastern
KNUTBungoma  EastWestern
KNUTBungoma  NorthWestern
KNUTBungoma  SouthWestern
KNUTOIkejuadoRift Valley
KNUTTrans NzoiaRift Valley
KNUTMurang’a NorthCentral
KNUTMurang’a SouthCentral

SATURDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2021

KNUTLaikipiaRift Valley
KNUTMombasaCoast
KNUTSamburuRift Valley
KNUTGatunduCentral
KNUTThikaCentral
KNUTLamuCoast
KNUTKilifiCoast
KNUTKaloleniCoast
KNUTKirinyagaCentral

SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2021

KNUTKipkellionR/Valley
KNUTIsioloEastern
KNUTNyambeneEastern
KNUTMeru CentralEastern
KNUTTrans MaraRift Valley
KNUTNarokNyanza
KNUTKilindiniCoast
KNUTMalindiCoast
KNUTKoibatekRift Valley

SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2021

KNUTWarengRift Valley
KNUTChepkoilelRift Valley
KNUTEldoret WestRift Valley
KNUTTesoWestern
KNUTMt. ElgonWestern
KNUTNairobiNairobi
KNUTKiambu WestCentral

SATURDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2021

KNUTGarissaNorth Eastern
KNUTMeru SouthEastern
KNUTLugariWestern
 KNUTKakamega NorthWestern
KNUTMigoriNyanza
KNUTNyandoNyanza
KNUTButereWestern
KNUTKibweziEastern

SATURDAY 6TH MARCH 2021

KNUTNarokRift Valley
KNUTMbeereEastern
KNUTTharakaEastern
KNUTljaraNorth Eastern
  KNUTTurkana  Rift Valley
KNUTNyandarua NorthCentral
KNUTNyandarua SouthCentral
KNUTMoyaleEastern
KNUTTaita TavetaCoast

SATURDAY 13TH MARCH 2021

KNUTKerichoRift Valley
  KNUT  Tana  River  Coast
KNUTWajirNorth Eastern
  KNUT  BondoNyyanza
  KNUT  NyeriCentral
KNUTMumiasWestern
KNUTBungoma WestWestern
KNUTKuria EastNyanza
KNUTKuria WestNyanza
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