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KNUT Has Declared Support For President-elect William Ruto

Teachers in Kenya have spoken out in favor of incoming President-elect William Ruto, with the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) saying it is looking forward to cooperating with the incoming government.

KNUT Secretary General Collins Oyuu wrote in a statement published in the local media on Thursday that the union was convinced and hopeful about the future of the education sector after hearing Ruto's acceptance speech on Monday.

Oyuu stated in the statement, "Pursuit of political leadership requires intensive persuasion of the populace toward garnering their support for our dream positions; this you have done and gained the hearts of more Kenyans than your competitors."

When you said that it was just a competition and not hostility in your acceptance and first address after you were cleared, we were even more excited.

His words echo the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers' (Kuppet) earlier this week, when the group vowed to back the president-elect.

Oyuu went on to encourage the incoming president to take on some of President Uhuru Kenyatta's legacy issues once he takes office, including improving the country's educational and economic systems.

As Kenyan teachers, we look forward to seeing a unified nation in your hands and a stronger administration that will prioritize education, the future of our children, and the right handling of teachers' labor concerns," stated Oyuu.

You can count on the full support of the union as president-elect because "as a trade union with an established, extensive, and identifiable leadership structure, we have always asserted and renewed our support for the government of the day."


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