Knut official arrested for disrupting teachers' training

Tuesday April 23 2019

Teachers undergo training for the new

Teachers undergo training for the new competency-based curriculum at the Kakamega Primary School on April 23, 2019. PHOTO | ISAAC WALE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

BENSON AMADALA
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DERRICK LUVEGA
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A teachers’ union official has been arrested in Kakamega County for leading his colleagues in disrupting the launch of the competency-based curriculum training for teachers in the region.

Confusion marked the launch of the training after union leaders stormed venues disrupting the exercise in several centres.

Mr Tom Ingolo, who is the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) branch secretary for Kakamega Central, was arrested on Tuesday at Shikoti Primary School.

"The police have arrested me…and want to take me to cells in Kakamega but teachers are protesting, demanding to be told why I'm being arrested," Mr Ingolo told the Nation.

Earlier, taking the lead from his branch chairman Patrick Chungani, he disrupted training of teachers at the Kakamega Primary School claiming that the meetings were poorly planned.

"We have asked the teachers to leave since the government is ill-prepared to roll-out the training programme. We asked them to boycott the training since there are no proper training and learning resources in place," said Mr Ingolo.