KNUT orders teachers to abandon northern Kenya after Mandera attacks
24 November 2014, 08:05
Nairobi - Teachers not native to northern Kenya must leave the area immediately after 24 died in the attack on a bus in Mandera by Al Shabaab militia.
Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion says that since the government cannot guarantee the safety of teachers, then they should not return to their current stations and await transfer.
He says that those who are natives to the region chance a better chance of survival and they should thus remain there and not those who come from elsewhere.
" The government has admitted defeat in the war on terror. It cannot guarantee teachers their safety so they should leave immediately and return to their parent stations, he said.
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The 24 teachers who died were stationed in the region and were heading home for Christmas holidays.
The government has however said that the move by KNUT is unnecessary.
Deputy President William Ruto says that the government will have the issue dealt with conclusively and that teachers will be safe.
" There is no reason for KNUT to overreact on this matter. The government will ensure safety of all, he said.
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