, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31 – Kenya National Union of Teachers Chairman Wilson Sossion has been summoned to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department over North Eastern teachers’ failure to resume work.
Sergeant Maxwell Otieno attached to the CID’s Serious Crime Unit says Sossion should present himself at the CID Headquarters on Monday or face prosecution.
In a letter dated January 30, Otieno said: “Investigating a case of incitement to violence and disobedience contrary to Section 96 (c) of the Penal Code.”
Sossion’s lawyer Chacha Odera had earlier this week explained his client had snubbed calls because the police had not informed them of the reason for the summons as is required by law.
The teachers’ union boss is being investigated over remarks he made urging teachers from Wajir, Garissa and Mandera counties against resuming duty saying that the working conditions are not favourable for them.
The over 1,000 teachers have been staging a sit-in at the Teachers Service Commission Headquarters for the last two weeks demanding to be transferred or interdicted insisting they could not risk their lives for teaching posts.
The Teachers Service Commission gave teachers up to Monday to return to work or face disciplinary action.
Learning in schools in North Eastern Kenya has been paralyzed as teachers who are not from the region continue to stay away.