Teachers dump Jubilee, to support CORD in 2017
03 March 2016, 16:21
Nairobi - Teachers will not support the Jubilee Coalition in the 2017 General Elections, Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT has said.
Secretary General Wilson Sossion says that teachers have lost faith in the ruling Coalition after several failed promises.
" We as teachers will not be a part of a government that has failed to deliver its promises," he said.
Teachers have been denied their salary and allowance increments vehemently by the government in recent times.
He says that teachers will vote for a candidate who looks out for their interests.
" Teachers need better and the current government has failed to deliver," he added.
Sossion also said that he and teachers will support KANU in the upcoming Kericho Senate by election and buck the Jubilee Party trend in the region.
KANU is fielding Paul Sang for the March 7 elections while Jubilee is placing its hopes on the shoulders of Aaron Cheruiyot.
Sossion says that the KANU candidate is the way to go.
It remains to be seen whether Sang, who has won the admiration of many in the current campaign period will get the required votes to outwit Jubilee.
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