By Amunga Peter.
KNUT is like KANU of OLD. It has 110 branches. That made it too large to administer. Same thing with Kenya govt. After independence we had only 8 provinces and 43 districts. But PRESIDENT Moi in an attempt to win popularity subdivided the districts until they reached 120. It proved a terrible mistake. Wage bill, services and CORRUPTION increased.
That’s why, the writers of the 2010 Kenyan CONSTITUTION had to reduce the number of administrative (formerly known as districts) from 120 to 47 counties..
Most organised groups in Kenya have whittled down to 47 or less administration points. For example, KUPPET has 47 branches. Even TSC and MOE has 47 branches.
The advantage of this is, that it is easier to control the 47 because they represent regions. They represent similar interests. Kenya is moving towards REGIONAL BALLANCING. That is why we are for BBI.
KNUT has no choice but to take that direction. I support the move by sg Wilson Sossion to advise that Regional councils give directions on whom they want at the union National positions and the NEC.
We have had so many people masquerading as union leaders from small tiny branches. Let teachers think regionally, just like politicians.
Western region has already passed that it is AGREY NAMISI FOR NATIONAL OFFICE. We are aware that RIFTVALLEY region which is the largest has WILSON SOSSION as SECRETARY GENERAL. Central are fronting Karinga. Now let coast, NYANZA, Eastern and Northern Kenya also give us their choices.
Then, tukutane KWA DEBE.