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A CRITICAL RESPONSE TO IJARA MP HONOURABLE SOPHIA ABDI NOOR’S UNWARRANTED ACTIONS IN AS FAR AS THE MASS EXODUS OF TSC TEACHERS FROM THE NORTH-EASTERN REGION IS CONCERNED
I was shocked to see Ijara Constituency Member of Parliament Hon Sophia Abdi Noor storm TSC offices and close them using her padlocks!
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The first question that came to my mind is “Who should be responsible for the closure of any TSC offices?” I thought that the Teachers Service Commission is an independent Commission established under the Constitution with a full mandate to run its activities independently!
For many years now, we have had cases of teachers getting betrayed by the very locals whose children they are serving.
I am not accusing anyone but there is no way Al- Shabaab militia can make their way to schools or target buses carrying teachers without the locals’ knowledge.
The failure to protect teachers who have put their lives on the line for their children is a clear sign that the locals can s well do without them!
What is even more irritating is the finger-pointing façade that leaders from Garissa, Wajir and Mandera want to put up.
May it be known that teachers are not toys that Al Shabaab militia can use for their military training.
I stand with the TSC in its quest to ensure teachers are secure from militia attacks.
Such life-threatening situations do not call for a consultation. So the claims by the leaders that the TSC made a unilateral decision are unfounded and uncalled for.
Teachers have proved beyond any reasonable doubt that they are willing to work in whichever part of the country.
They have sacrificed severally by going back to the “lion’s den” for the sake of the Kenyan children in the North-Eastern region.
My plea to Honourable Sophia Abdi Noor is “GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AND PUT YOUR HOUSES IN ORDER.”