Various Education stakeholders in Narok County have added their voice in condemning the recent killing of a teacher from Kitui County.
Speaking to the press in his office on Friday, the Narok Parents Association Chairman, Joseph Ole Pareiyo asked the government to intervene and take stern action on all the culprits found culpable.
“I do not believe this teacher did anything wrong that deserves such a brutal killing. The teacher was serving the community faithfully and if the parents were not satisfied, there are dignified ways of resolving their differences,” said an irritated Ole Pareyio.
He supported the move by Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to withdraw all the teachers from the school as a way of punishing the parents who are alleged to have committed the heinous act.
Teacher Daisy Mbaluka Mbathe, a former Mathematics and Kiswahili teacher at Ndooni Primary School in Kitui East Sub County was slashed to death and burnt into ashes by unknown people on the opening day on Monday.
“If there is a problem anywhere, there are legal ways to handle it. This act is a big shame not only to Kitui County but the whole country,” continued Ole Pareyio.
The Narok County Kenya Union for Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Executive Secretary, Charles Ng’eno regretted the act, while calling on the government to beef up security in all areas prone to insecurity to give teachers a safe environment to deliver.
“Teachers are distributed all over the country and sometimes work in places prone to terror attacks. The government should mind about the teachers and ensure they are well protected in a bid to deliver,” said Ng’eno.
He added that many times members of public blame teachers for poor performance, without first questioning the working environment of the tutors as many work under constant threat from the community.
“Fear among teachers has seriously affected service delivery within the teaching force, resulting to poor academic performance in some schools,” said Ng’eno.
By Ann Salaton