The teachers are trained and qualified professionals who are very resourceful to our country. Their wide knowledge and leadership skills has given them an advantage of working in other sectors of the economy other than education. The curriculum they are subjected in their training makes them versatile because of a wider knowledge in fields of pschology,philosophy, communication and administration. Many trained teachers have ventured into banking and insurance,journalism, social work and even administrative duties. Their level of organisation has enabled them to work as presiding officers and clerks in both General Elections and mini-polls at ward,constituency and county levels.
County Assemblies and the National Assembly have recently lost legislators due to a natural cause. The most recent cases of leaders who succumbed to death include;Garissa Senator Yusuf Hajj and Juja MP Francis Waititu. The law provides for by-elections in the event of an elected leader loses life, suffers severe mental illness among other factors. The parliamentary positions fell vacant in Kabuchai And Matungu after the demise of Honourable Lusweti and Murunga respectively. Other vacancies exist in London and Hells Gate Wards for Members of County Assemblies. The mini-polls are slated for February 4th and preparations for the same are in top gear.The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission will be will oversee the election processes this Thursday. They have largely depended on teachers for this exercise but the by-elections are coming at a time schools are on. The Wiper Party offiicials in Machakos had asked IEBC not to consider teachers for the upcoming exercise. The teachers unions KNUT and KUPPET have acted swiftly to condemn the Party officials for attempting to block teachers from exercising their right to employment. This comes at time the TSC had issued a circular advising their employees to keep off active politics.
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