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TSC, KNUT Issue Statements on Teacher Daisy Killed & Body Burnt in Kitui

The Teachers Service Commission TSC and the Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT have issued official statements on the death of Madam Daisy Mbathe Mbaluka of Ndooni Primary School, Kitui County, who was viciosly killed and  burnt on Monday the 6th January 2020.

TSC and KNUT Issue Statements on Teacher Daisy Killed & Burnt in Kitui
Teacher Daisy Mbathe Mbaluka of Ndooni Primary School in Kitui County who was killed and body burnt. (Photo/Courtesy)

Kitui East Sub County Police Commander Consaga Malasi told the Star media via phone that they had not confirmed if Teacher Daisy Mbathe Mbaluka was murdered by a few individuals or lynched by a mob.


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Mr. Salesa Adano, the Kitui County Director of Education strongly condemned Teacher Daisy’s killing.

In his statement, Mr. Adano claims several parents ambuscaded Madam Daisy as she was coming from school. The group viciously slit her to death before remorselessly setting her body on a flame.

TSC and KNUT Issue Statements on Teacher Daisy Killed & Burnt in Kitui
Scene where the Teacher’s body was burnt. (Photo/KNUT)

Teacher Accused of Posessing Witchcraft

Unconfirmed reports from Mutitu Sub-county, in Kitui, indicate that the teacher was attacked and killed for the accusation of tormenting pupils at Ndooni Primary School using witchcraft.

The Teachers Service Commission TSC moved in speed to withdraw 6 government teachers from the school after the incident citing security reasons.

TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION
STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF TEACHER DAISY
MBATHE MBALUKA UNDER UNCLEAR CIRCUMSTANCES Dated 9th January 2020

The Teachers Service Commission has learned with great sadness the death of Daisy Mbathe Mbaluka, a teacher at Ndooni Primary School, Endau Zone, Mutitu Sub-county, Kitui County, in unclear circumstances.

Reports from our field Officers In Mutitu indícate that a group of parents stormed the school on Monday morning (6Th January 2020) and closed it for undisclosed reasons. It was later reported that
Madam Mbathe Mbaluka had been burnt to death.

The Commission regrets the unfortunate death of the teacher and takes this opportunity to condole with her family, relatives, friends and pupils and teachers of Ndooni Primary School.

The Commission wishes to assure them that it is working with other government agencies to establish the circumstances under which the teacher met her death.

In view of the above, the Commission wishes to state as follows;

1) It strongly condemns the unfortunate death of the teacher as there are better ways of resolving whatever issue may have contributed to the death of Madam Mbaluka.

2) The Commission has with immediate effect withdrawn the six TSC teachers who have been working at the school.

3) Further, the Commission will not post any teacher to Ndooni Primary School until the security of our teachers is assured.

In conclusion, the Commission wishes to inform the public that it takes the safety and security of all its teachers seriously.

Further, the Commission will not hesitate to take necessary measures, including petitioning for the closure of Institutions where the security of teachers is at risk.

IBRAHIM GM W
FOR COMMISSION SECRETARY,

TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION


STATEMENT BY THE KENYA NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS (KNUT) CONDEMNING THE BRUTAL MURDER OF A TEACHER IN KITUI dated. January 8, 2020

Kenya National Union oí Teachers (KNUT) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Monday (January 6th, 2020) incident in which local parents evicted a teacher, Daisy Mbathe Mbaluka of Ndooni Primary School in Endau Zone of Kitui East Constituency and slashed her to death before burning her body beyond recognition.

For unknown reasons, parents invaded the school, evicted the teacher, and later ambushed her while she was taking her children to school, killing her instantly, and setting her body aflame.

The incidents of parents molesting, and in some extreme cases killing teachers are on the rise, and have caused panic, fear, and anxiety among teachers and their families. This has seriously affected Service delivery within the teaching force, resulting in poor academic performances in some schools.

We call on the Ministry of Education and that of Interior and Coordination of National
Government to act promptly and offer maximum security to teachers and school properties before the situation runs out of control.

In the same spirit, the Union calls on the Kenya Police Service and the Provincial Administration to act with speed, and bring to book the perpetrators of violence on teachers and let the Kitui incident serve as an example to the rest.

Parents who Killed Mbaluka should be investigated, arrested, charged and convicted according to the law of the land. No stone should be left unturned as we have witnessed such ugly incidences in North Eastern Region, North Rift, Western Región and South Nyanza.

Meanwhile, we call on teachers to remain steadfast in Service delivery, patriotic to the nation and uphold the ethics in the teaching profession; all should be done in line with the Code of Regulations for Teachers.

(HON. WILSON SOSSION)
SECRETARY-GENERAL
K.N.U.T.


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