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MP blames Kaimenyi for deteriorating education sector

12 October 2015, 10:30 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - Webuye West Member of Parliament, Dan Wanyama has blamed Education Cabinet Secretary, Jacob Kaimenyi for the challenges facing the education sector.

Speaking at Matisi primary school when he met teachers in his constituency, Wanyama said that Kaimenyi is a leader who doesn’t listen to advice from other stakeholders.

Wanyama was overseeing the release of examination results sponsored by Webuye West Constituency Development Fund to a tune of KES 300 000 as a way of boosting education in the County.

“Kaimenyi is the main problem bedeviling the education sector; he does not listen or consult the education stakeholders. Let him wake up and work with other stakeholders for the sake of education,” said Wanyama.

He said that their efforts to table a motion aimed at kicking him out of office failed due to lack of enough numbers.

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“We will return this motion after six months after getting enough numbers to kick him out; he is an embarrassment to the education sector and the whole country,” he said.

He noted that the education sector will only improve if Kaimenyi was sacked.

“The CS is a big letdown in this country; let him be send packing and a qualified person appointed to take over from him.”

Wanyama said that the recent teachers' strike affected both teachers and learners and as the education minister, Kaimenyi should have intervened to help save the face of education in the country.

“The recent strike was the worst in the history of our country; Kaimenyi never bothered despite teachers being out for four weeks. Let him be considerate and think about teachers who do donkey work. The government should not be using its power to intimidate them but give them a level playing ground so they can also achieve,” said Wanyama.

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