1095 Teachers Die annually, Minet Data Reveals.
According to Minet Kenya data, three teachers die every day, for a total of 1,095 deaths per year. In the previous five years, the 2020/2021 period had the most deaths (1,430), while 2015/2016 had the fewest (880).
Kakamega County has the most teachers (16,290), followed by Kitui (14,518), Bungoma (14,017), Nakuru (13,998), and Meru (13,998). (13,231).
Garissa (1,338), Lamu (1,372), Isiolo (1,415), Mandera (1,504), and Wajir (1,504) have the fewest teachers (1,613).
Over the last five years, Nairobi teachers and their dependents have made more hospital visits than their peers in any other country, according to data from their health insurance provider, Minet Kenya.
They and their spouses and children visited 911,651 times, with 36,630 of those visits resulting in inpatient admissions. There were 799,298 outpatient visits recorded.
This is despite the fact that other counties have more teachers, spouses, and children than Nairobi County, which has 6,818 residents. They have 3,925 confirmed marriages and 9,087 children.
Uasin Gishu came in second with 568,194 hospital visits, followed by Bungoma (496,899), Nakuru (476,052), and Meru (438,428).
Wajir County had the fewest visits, with 11,637, of which 1,455 resulted in admissions. Turkana County (15,259) came next, with only one admission. Isiolo (23,053), Tana River (23,299), and Mandera County were the others (26,115).
Uasin Gishu teachers had the highest number of maternity visits (17,528). Nakuru County came in second place with 10,002. Nairobi came in third place with 9,151 people. However, the data does not show the number of babies born during the five-year period.
Turkana’s 2,689 teachers did not make any maternity visits. West Pokot (7), Elgeyo-Marakwet (10) and Nyandarua were the other counties with low maternity visits (11).
Teachers are entitled to maternity benefits ranging from Sh100,000 to Sh200,000 under the medical insurance scheme.
Outpatient coverage is limited to between Sh100,000 and Sh375,000 per job group, with inpatient coverage ranging from Sh750,000 to Sh2.5 million.
The scheme, which has been running for six years and is funded by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), is the largest in Kenya, covering 334,531 teachers and their 734,372 dependents as of July last year.
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TSC collects more than Sh6 billion in premiums from teachers and receives an additional Sh3 billion from the government for the scheme.
The multibillion-shilling medical insurance scheme had previously come under fire after teachers complained about poor services, a lack of access, bureaucracy, and corruption.