Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) secretary general Wilson Sossion TOday intensified his vote hunt mission for the National Super Alliance coalition (NASA) in Bomet affirming that as a union it will deploy teachers to all polling stations in the country.
Sossion said they will defy the recent order by electoral body that only accredited agents will be allowed inside a polling station and station one at least one teacher in all the 40,883 polling stations across the country.
He said: “We want to safeguard our votes because we know Jubilee has some plans to rig and that is why we have said we will have teachers in all the stations…we shall not heed to calls from anyone.”
Speaking when he met more than 50 teacher’s representatives from Konoin at Mogogosiek, the secretary general said it was wrong for them to keep quite over such crucial political decisions that determine the governance of the country.
He also urged teachers to ignore orders by acting interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi and remain at the polling stations after voting.
Sossion said teachers just like other Kenyans had every right to participate in the crucial exercise of choosing leaders they desire and as such no one should purport to stop them.