Six KUPPET top branch officials have been struck off its payroll in a major falling-out with the national office over implementation of the contentious Teachers Professional Development (TPD) training programme.
The affected are Mr Sabala Inyeni (Vihiga), Mr William Lengoyiap (Samburu), Mr Shadrack Mutungi (Taita Taveta), Mr Samuel Jasolo (Migori), Mr Robert Miano (Laikipia) and Mr Zachary Nyamboi (Baringo).
The Six termed the move by their union as intimidation to silence them not to talk against the TPD. They demanded to be reinstated to the payroll.
Teachers are expected to undertake six training modules (one every five years), failure to which their teaching licenses will not be renewed. The training is scheduled to begin when school close next week.
The Kuppet national office supports the TPD modules although some of its members across the country have expressed reservations about the plan.
“There is nothing of the sort. All our officials are being paid,” Mr Misori said in a text message.