Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has asked teachers to desist from attacking the government as that was reducing their bargaining power.
This was according to a member of the National Executive Council, Alex Dunga, who noted that the National Intelligence Service (NIS) is gathering social media posts criticizing the Kenya Kwanza regime over its failure to address issues facing Kenyan teachers and the delayed salary increase.
Mr. Dunga noted that the constant attacks online directed at the President and the Education Ministry as well as some KNUT officials were reversing steps made by KNUT to push for teachers’ goodies.
“We need to give peace to the leadership at the national level so as to negotiate on our behalf. The persons sponsoring and executing the attacks on social media to disparage the union officials or ruling government are advised to desist forthwith,” Mr. Dunga said.
“Never castigate a leader whom you expect to negotiate for you before the government, you will be sending negative signals and that will affect the whole teaching fraternity,” Dunga noted.
He spoke during the 44th annual general meeting of Taraji Sacco in Siaya town where he also noted that as a Union, they have a task to see to it that teachers get good salaries.