Sossion accuses Matiang'i of sneaking into schools to campaign for Jubilee

Contrary to his earlier directives of banning school children from entertaining guests during public events, in all the schools he visited, students were pulled out of class to entertain him.

 

According to the teacher’s union boss, the minister has been campaigning for Jubilee in the guise of issuing cheques for development programmes in schools.

“Rallies should be conducted outside schools during learning hours because it affects normal running of schools. In fact this is a rule that was introduced by the CS,” Mr Sossion told a local daily.

Sossion accusation comes after the education secretary on Monday visited Bishop Mogendi Nyamokenye, St Joseph’s Nyamware, Nyaura Secondary School and Ngeri Polytechnic in Kisii County to issue Cheques meant for infrastructural development while in the company of political leaders affiliated to Jubilee.

During the visits the minister warned members of the Kisii community against electing leaders who are all talk and no action.

“Some of these people only come here to hold rallies filled with empty talk and dancing. They cannot even assist a school or church construction project,” Dr Matiangi said.

Contrary  to his earlier directives of banning school children from entertaining guests during public events, in all the schools he visited, students were pulled out of class to entertain him.

Politicians by law are not barred from visiting schools to know first hard how it is fairing and engaging with teachers on how best to improve the education standards, however the visit should be carried out in a manner least likely to disrupt education learning.

Furthermore by Dr. Matiangi allowing himself to be entertained by students is a clear case of preaching water and drinking wine.

Kenya upper post primary education teachers (KUPPET) Kisii branch Chairman, Osoro Okondo  echoed Sossion’s sentiments and accused politicians in the, county especially those affiliated to Jubilee, of moving round schools disturbing learning activities.

“We have been receiving calls from teachers in various institutions about the politics that has been taking place in their institutions. As a union we condemn any politics taking place in schools,” said Mr Okondo.

Mr Sossion further added the minister’s activities were against the Constitution which bars Cabinet secretaries from engaging in politics.

“He is a State officer and if he is visiting schools accompanied by politicians then Jesus is about to come back,” Mr Sossion said.

Dr. Matiang'i on the other hand may just have been hanging out with the wrong company, with the likes of Water and Irrigation CS, Eugene Wamalwa who has no qualms engaging in politics or has heeded Kenyan's call  to join politics and even run for presidency.

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