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Shock as TSC ‘sends’ warning letter to deceased teacher

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) secretary general Wilson Sossion now claims that the Teachers Service Commission sent a warning letter to a head teacher who died four months ago.

Earlier in the week, TSC sent “show cause why” letters to 5,000 for failing to manage their teachers during the ongoing strike over pay dispute.

Mr Sossion took to his Twitter account Friday to expose TSC’s faux pas.

“Shame as TSC SENDS a warning letter to headmaster who died on, 4 months ago for participating in the current strike,” he tweeted. He did not provide more information.

The Nairobi News could not independently verify Mr Sossion’s claims.

Teachers have said they will not be intimidated into going back to work as Cord leaders urged them not to relent until their demands are met.

And as the strike entered its seventh working day Wednesday, the TSC said it had written warning letters to 5,000 head teachers, deputy head teachers and other senior teachers asking them to explain why they had failed to follow its instructions on how to handle the strike.

The senior teachers were given 14 days to respond to disciplinary issues raised against them or face the sack.

The Court of Appeal last month ordered the commission to pay the teachers an increase of between 50 and 60 per cent spread over four years.