Friday June 21, 2019 - Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General, Wilson Sossion, has asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to investigate officials at the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for allegedly colluding with Kenyan Women Teachers Association (KEWOTA) to recruit teachers without their knowledge.

According to Sossion, TSC has already deducted 58,000 female teachers Sh 20o each and sent it to KEWOPA’s accounts.

“It has come to our notice that the TSC has illegally executed check-off deductions of Sh200 per female teacher from 58,000 teachers who did not at all authorise their deductions,” Sossion said in a letter to DCI and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Thursday.

Sossion also said that the union had also established that the commission auto-loaded programmes to automatically deduct the money without the approval of teachers.

But according to sources, the formation of KEWOTA was supported by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Education CS, George Magoha, to tame KNUT which has been collecting billions from teachers every month. 

Sossion earns a salary of close Sh 2 million and he will now have to expect a salary cut since he will share his “loot” with KEWOTA officials


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