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Oyuu Praises President-elect Dr Ruto, Pledges KNUT Allegiance to Incoming Government

ByDala News

Aug 17, 2022
Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary-general Collins Oyuu on Thursday issued a statement published in the national dailies pledging allegiance to President-elect Dr. William Samoei Ruto.

In the statement, Oyuu declared that the giant union felt persuaded and optimistic about the prospects for the Education sector following the acceptance speech Ruto delivered on Monday.

“Your reconciliatory tone in your acceptance and maiden speech after you were cleared has even encouraged us more after you affirmed that it was just a competition and not enmity.”

His sentiments mirror those made by the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) through Secretary-general Akelo Misori earlier this week when the body pledged to support the president-elect.

The Kenya National Union of teachers urged Dr. Ruto to accelerate needed change in academic structures while factoring in the welfare of parents by spurring economic growth.

“As Kenyan teachers, we look forward to seeing a united nation in your hands and a stronger administration that will prioritize education, the future of our children, and proper management of teacher’s labor matters,” said Oyuu.

Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia with Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha. The employer has often reneged on CBAs.

KNUT is the largest single labor union in Kenya outside the Francis Atwoli-led Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU). The teacher’s union has lately been crippled by politicization with the last Secretary-general Wilson Sossion vacating office in tears as he claimed to be a victim of a witch-hunt by the Orange Democratic Movement Party.

In the last decade, the teachers union leadership has vacated its primary role of agitating for its member’s rights and was often seen as getting too cozy with the employer, particularly over the implementation of Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs).

Francis Ng’ang’a (left) and Ambrose Adeya Adongo (right) led KNUT to unequaled heights of union professionalism and integrity.

Meanwhile, the politicization of KNUT has alienated it from its members who wilfully withhold remittance of membership dues amounting to millions.


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