Promotions and salary increases should be fair

What you need to know:

  • Parliament’s intervention in the supremacy tussle between Knut and the Teachers Service Commission is the right move.


Peace • Parliament’s intervention in the supremacy tussle between the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), though belated, is the right move, says Cornelius Oliko. The TSC, he claims, has been hell-bent on “obliterating the teachers’ union”. “I hope Parliament will put its foot down and ensure the restoration of sanity.” His contact is [email protected].

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Pay rise • As TSC boss Nancy Macharia and Knut secretary-general Wilson Sossion flex their muscles, bearing the brunt of the acrimony are teachers, remarks W. Kimariech. “Promotions and salary increases should be fair. It’s a shame that thousands of teachers missed promotions and pay rises due to the endless squabbling,” he strongly believes. His contact is [email protected].

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Allowances • Teachers in Thika Town, Ivy Shiku notes, are entitled to an enhanced housing allowance, but not all are benefiting. Those left out, Ivy adds, include those at Thika Garrison Secondary School. “Thika Garrison was registered in Ruiru and despite furnishing the TSC with proof, the teachers are being denied the allowance. Why punish them?" For the details, her contact is [email protected]

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Granary • Lack of water and poor roads are some of factors hampering agriculture in Nyandarua, says Samuel Wanjohi. “Besides Irish potatoes, peas, milk, poultry and fruits, it produces wool and pyrethrum. In the 1970s, piped water was available and agriculture thrived. Governor Francis Kimemia should make the county a granary of Kenya.” His contact is [email protected]

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‘Deep State’ • Deputy President William Ruto’s warning against interference by the ‘Deep State’ in his 2022 presidential bid, Jim Webo says, confirms that elections are manipulated by hidden forces. “As the second most high-ranking official in the country, he must know what he’s talking about. This is the worst denigration of our democracy.”     

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