A group of teachers from Makueni County have had to face the music after following a directive by the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary General Wilson Sossion to boycott any training for the new competency based curriculum training.
“The law requires an exercise of such a magnitude to have guidelines and a gazetted commission to anchor the entire process,” said Sossion earlier at a press briefing.
“Besides, the due process of reforming the content of the curriculum was never followed to the letter, hence making the entire exercise illegal,” he added, calling upon teachers to boycott training on the new curriculum, that is scheduled to begin on April 23.
In a bid to comply with the Knut head’s directive, three Knut officials of Makindu area of Makueni disrupted training that kicked off in the county for the new curriculum.
Gabriek Kisilu (Kibwezi branch secretary), Miriam Mwania (treasurer), and Henry Kivuva were arrested for the boycott.
The trio is reported to have led a team of junior Knut officials to the Isunguluni Primary School where they disrupted the training.
They were on Wednesday taken before the Makindu Law Courts.
The officials denied the charges and were freed on Sh20,000 cash bail each or Sh100,000 bond.
Several others who were with them escaped.
This comes as Inspector-General Hillary Mutyambai on Tuesday warned of tough action against any people found disrupting the ongoing training.