Non-Local Teachers’ Exodus from Northeastern Region Dominates Garissa BBI Rally

The withdrawal of non-local teachers from schools in the northeastern counties was one of the key issues discussed during the Garissa BBI forum.

Chaired by ODM leader Raila Odinga, the meeting called for the matter to be quickly looked into and resolved.

“I know the pain of being in class and not having a teacher to attend to you. A solution to this matter must be found soon,” the former Prime Minister said.

Last month, hundreds of non-local teachers left the northeastern region schools, especially those in Garissa County, over security threats.

This followed attacks by suspected Al-Shabaab on learning institutions, including a raid at Kamuthe Primary School, in which three non-local teachers were killed.

Early this month, the Teachers Service Commission granted transfer requests to more 1,000 non-local teachers.

The move was not well-received by the northeastern leaders, with Garissa Governor Ali Korane vowing to challenge the decision in court.

Meanwhile, Deputy President William Ruto has challenged the convenors of the BBI meetings against using them to divide Kenyans.

Speaking yesterday, 23rd February, during a church service at Gatunduri, Manyatta, in Embu County, DP Ruto said the Narok BBI rally was divisive.

 “Kenys is a God-fearing nation. If this reggae is about tribalism, and causing fights amongst Kenyans, then I promise you it will stop,” he said.

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