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KUPPET branch makes history

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has made history at its Kirinyaga County Branch after re-electing the Executive Secretary for four continuous terms.

Njogu Mbui was on Saturday given a fresh five-year term by the teachers during the branch elections held at the Rosé-Park Hotel in Kutus town.

The peaceful elections which saw the entire branch Executive voted back unopposed were presided over by the area Labour Office, led by Mr. Peter Mutema.

Mbui, who has been at the branch’s helm since 2006, was described as an able leader who strictly observes the rule of law and good governance.

“Since Mbui took over the branch office in 2006, he has continued to navigate the ship even during turbulent times without taking sides or discriminating against any of the members,” said a member, Andrew Nthiga Mugo.

And to prove this point further, Mugo added “the teachers have voted back the entire branch Executive un-opposed so that this able team can continue serving our interests in the next five years”.

Among those re-elected were the branch Chairman Kinyua Mwai, Treasurer Samuel Mwangi, the Assistant Secretary Zablon Muchiri, Vice Chairman Muchiri Kamau, while Catherine Muchiri retained her position of the Assistant Treasurer.

Others re-elected were the Secretary for Gender Rosalind Gachoki, Virginia Murage the Secretary for Secondary, Gakono Nyaga the Secretary for Tertiary while Mathew Njue remained the Organizing Secretary.

The KUPPET National Treasure Njenga Mwethi was at the venue as an observer during the day long peaceful event and also gave the exercise a clean bill of health.

The branch will therefore send ten delegates who will take part in the elections of the National Executive Board scheduled for this April in Nairobi County.

by Irungu Mwangi

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