JUST LIKE DOCTORS, TEACHERS MUST FIND THEIR VOICE WHEN IT COMES TO DEALING WITH COVID 19

By Amunga Peter.

The only unions we see demanding that their members get, special medical cover, special equipment and extra pay and allowances are doctors and nurses. Kudos to KMPDU.

But doctors and nurses are not the only front line workers when it comes to covid. Teachers are more frontal than any other worker.

TSC CEO Nancy Macharia who seems to be the only voice for teachers, said last week that teachers are front line workers… But are working and cooperating with govt WITHOUT COMPLAINS!!!!

Those words hit me hard. That teachers are front line workers but cannot talk. They are dying. They are getting infected. But they can’t ask, complain or make demands for allowances or extra funding for their medical cover.

The giant Union Knut died. It is now a BBI campaign tool. It cannot make demands for teachers. KUPPET we all know is a KUBBET. They have a lot of money they deducting from teachers. There’s is to eat and bet with teachers lives. They add no value to teachers.

The only groups that appear to voice teacher concerns is KENYA SECONDARY HEADS ASSOCIATION of Kahi Indimuli and KENYA WOMEN TEACHERS ASSOCIATION led by Benta Opande and Dorothy Muthoni. Note. The two above are associations .. Not unions.

Benta of Kewota wrote a letter demanding proper care for teachers during the pandemic. KEWOTA demanded for safety and asked for allowances.

CONCLUSION

Teachers need strong voices like KEWOTA or KMPDU of doctors. Today, the NHIF has bowed to doctor demands and is working on an enhanced medical cover. For teachers, NHIF can only pay for bed if one gets admitted.

PeterAmunga

Published by MWALIMU Amunga Akhanyalabandu

Passionate about Advocacy on the REAWAKENING teachers in Kenya and reporting on the MULEMBE Nation. Having worked at the Kenya National Union OF TEACHERS in the advocacy department, I will be able to detail and explain about the welfare of teachers and their point of view on socio economic and political matters. Luhyia are the 2nd most populous ethnic group in Kenya. They are blessed with great land, topography, climate, resources and human Resource. We are also keen on Luhya Renaissance is about making the Mulembe People aware of their blessings, appreciating those blessings, defending them and putting them to proper use for the current and future generations.

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