Kisii teachers based in Mandera, Pokot and other hotspots have vowed not to return to their work stations when schools re-open. This follows the deadly attack that resulted in the death of 28 civilians most of them being teachers in Mandera county by the dreaded Al Shabaab militants.
Apart from security concerns, the teachers expressed their anger over poor working conditions and remuneration. The teachers have said they will remain in their respective counties where they feel secure and the working conditions are much better. Over 80 Kisii teachers are based in Mandera and other volatile areas. KNUT has also issued a directive that all teachers in volatile counties should not go back to those areas and instead stay put in their counties.