Teachers in ‘politically incorrect’ Kisumu being harassed over tuition, says Kuppet
The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers Kisumu branch has threatened to stage demonstrations against “harassment” of teachers over exams and remedial tuition. Executive secretary Zablon Awange said although tuition is illegal, Kuppet is against humiliation of teachers, particularly in “politically incorrect areas” of Kisumu.
He said private tuition is rampant countrywide, but Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and PS Belio Kipsang are concentrating on Kisumu. “This is where raids have been conducted commando style by police in Ahero and Kenya Re, among other areas. Teachers are hauled into Land Cruisers in the full glare of TV cameras and dumped in filthy cells before being arraigned in court,” he said.
Awange said the Teachers Service Commission has been very swift to interdict those charged. He said the teachers should be treated humanely and respectfully because no parent is coerced to pay.