The Teachers Service Commission on Saturday night disclosed the most saddening news of a disappearance of a primary school teacher in Nyakach, Kisumu county alongside one other individual whose identity could not be uncovered.
The teachers' employer published on it official social accounts (Facebook and Twitter) that Mr Enock Odhiambo who is presently a primary school teacher at Kawili Primary in Nyakach, Kisumu County had gone missing calling the relevant authority to quicken the investigation on his whereabouts.
"We trust the police will hasten the investigations into the disappearance of teacher Enock Odhiambo of Kawili Pry, Nyakach, Kisumu and bring relief to the family and colleagues". Beatrice Wababu the head of corporate affairs teachers posted on Twitter.
The TSC tweet captivated mixed responses from the teaching fraternity and educational stakeholders who conveyed their emotions regarding the missing teacher, praying for him, and similarly requesting the police to hasten the explorations surrounding his disappearance.
Teachers have been staying at home since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya that saw all learning institutions closed indefinitely through President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive. Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has said that schools will reopen in January.
It is not the first case of a teacher disappearance. This year on June 15 this year, Madam Jane Waruguru a teacher in St Angela's High-school was reportedly missing for two weeks before her decomposed body was retrieved from a forest in Eastern Bypass, Nairobi.
Teachers, relatives and friends have been sending goodwill messages and prayers to the families with the hope that they will be found alive.