The fate of various national schools which have received new principals still hangs in the balance with some principals facing rejection from area leaders of where they are supposed to serve. Earlier this morning interior CS Fred Matiang’i ordered for the arrest of anyone who will eject a head teachers from any school.
The debate on the transfer of various principals to various national schools continues.
With many principals facing rejection from area leaders in the respective postings.
In Bungoma county members of county assembly stormed into Friends school Kamusinga and ejected the newly transferred principal Alex Mwangi.
Demonstrations to push for the ejection of principals of Lugulu Girls and Kibabii were also held.
New head teachers were also chased away in Makueni County.
Due to all the commotion, interior CS Fred Matiang’i has ordered for the arrest of anyone who will forcefully eject a head teacher from any school.
Matiang’i further ordered the teachers service commission to continue transferring teachers without any fear.
For the entire week, the teachers transfer debate has gained prominence in the country with various leaders airing the views on the matter.
Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen called on the leaders who are ejecting new principals from schools to read and understand the constitution as well as terming the matter as a tribal one.
Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati and teachers’ union officials have been at the forefront asking TSC and Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to recall all the new principals transferred to Bungoma County.
Other schools affected by the transfers in the county are Chesamisi Boys, Cardinal Otunga Girls Kibabii and Kibabii Boys High School.
Alex Mwangi was transferred from Oloolaiser Boys High School in Narok County to replace Edwin Namachanja who was moved to Maranda High school in Siaya County.