KNUT is dead. Sossion and his friends killed it. It does not have a recognition agreement, It’s secretary General was deregistered. Teachers quit in large numbers. But we are telling teachers that they cannot operate without having their exclusive club. An Association that agitates for them. KEWOTA is proving to be that exclusive club that will save teachers in Kenya.
LAYING THE FACTS ABOUT KEWOTA
✔KEWOTA is a lawfully authorized association that was officially registered on15th October 2007 to champion female teachers rights.
✔KEWOTA is not a union as insinuated by some union leaders who are uneasy about its upward trajectory.It is registered as an association thus making it a different entity from the existing teachers unions.It is therefore not at war with any teachers union.
✔Constitutionally,Kenyans are entitled to freedom of association thus giving female teachers the liberty to join KEWOTA and still retain their membership in preferred unions.
✔ 25% of KEWOTA’s monthly cash collection goes back to the society.This is evidenced by the tremendous acts of charity that the association has been carrying out across the country.
✔ In the last few months,the association has been holding regional meetings to create awareness of it’s agenda as well as recruit more members.The move has seen a substantial number of teachers willingly validate online and fill forms to become KEWOTA members.
✔It should be noted that the ksh 200 monthly deductions can only be authorized by the subscriber by sending her payslip to the third party SWA deductions.
✔Members who are non employees of TSC(ecde and private sector teachers) have been sending their monthly subscription fee through an established pay bill number (247247 to Acc. no 125160
Female teachers have already embraced KEWOTA.The male desk is soaring with new members daily. Even male teachers are free to join.