Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary-General, Wilson Sossion, has come to the defence of Education CS Prof George Magoha, who is under fire for of abusing and disrespecting teachers and education officials.
In last week”s video that went viral, CS Magoha was seen hurling insults to a senior elderly education officer in Uasin Gishu County.
The nation rebuked Magoh’s act calling for his resignation and apology.
The CS, however, refused to apologize. On Saturday, Sossion stated that cartels have blown the episode out of proportion following CS Magoha’s strong position on corruption in the ministry.
“The same cartels who fought and removed CS Amina Mohamed are taking advantage of a minor incident to remove Magoha because of his stance against corruption,” Sossion said.
The KNUT boss said there was nothing wrong with the CS asking tough questions from his field officer, who had failed in his duties.
“What really was the personal concern of Magoha at Langas Primary School? Proper hygiene and he was asking questions to his field officer?” he posed. “A minor thing is being blown out of proportion and cartels are taking advantage to have him out.”
Sossion mentioned Magoha’s position on corruption, approach of Covid-19 in school and national examinations, as some of the cause he is being fought.
Sossion spoke hours after the Public Service Commission (PSC) stripped off Magoha’s poweres on human resource and transferred them to his junior, Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang, in what seems to be a gradual approach to boot him out of the sensitive docket.