Remove Kaimenyi from education docket- Sabina Chege

Remove Kaimenyi from education docket- Sabina Chege

The National Assembly Education Committee Chair Sabina Chege has proposed the removal of Education Cabinet Secretary Prof Jacob Kaimenyi from the docket saying the current wrangles in the sector are getting worse in his presence.

Sabina who spoke in Ruiru during an education day says she will ask for adjournment of parliament next Tuesday to allow debate on the current teachers’ pay rise standoff.

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale indicated that parliament would intervene to unlock the stalemate that has seen teacher union KNUT threaten to call a strike in September if  a pay rise of between 50 and 60 percent is not granted by the end of this month by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

Already, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has written to President Uhuru Kenyatta demanding the removal of Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi from office for allegedly undermining the education sector.

Speaking in Mombasa County during Kilindini Branch’s annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion said that they would also not allow Kaimenyi to address any teachers’ meeting in the country.

This came just a day after TSC chair Dr Lydia Nzomo was heckled at a conference in Mombasa by the over 10,000 primary school head teachers after she failed to explain why the government has not implemented the new salary increment awarded by the court recently.

Kaimenyi survived an ouster motion in July after Members of Parliament failed to reach the requisite 117 members needed to impeach him.

The motion was dismissed after proponents of the motion failed to raise requisite numbers to validate its progress.

Those advocating for his ouster garnered 89 votes against 50. One of the MPs abstained from the vote.

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Maureen Murimi
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