Kenya National Union of Teachers now says that it is financially crippled and can no longer take care of its operations.
According to KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion, they are only receiving Ksh. 32 million shillings only from TSC which cannot even support its payroll of Ksh. 80 million per month.
He says that they have been forced to to close some of their branches including reducing salaries of their staffs in order to stay afloat.
“TSC is killing us they have transferred our members from the union just to starve KNUT .. We are financially handicapped but we will work with or without money but TSC must shape up,” Sossion said.
Meanwhile Sossion has called on the Education Ministry to move with speed and open schools immediately saying Covid 19 is here to stay.
“Teachers have been in schools one week now they are prepared and we want children back to school. It is time you gave us the academic calendar,” he added.
The Knut boss was speaking at Knut headquarters during celebration of World Teachers’ Day.