Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has embarked to its transfer exercise for teachers who are Wajir County areas prone to attacks, to safer areas still within the same place. The exercise was triggered by the latest attack which left three teachers dead.
Teachers in the Northern region are now leaving in fears after the seemingly resurfacing of the terror group in the region. A raid in Kamuthe, Garissa county on Monday saw execution for three male teachers, while the assailants spared three female others and a nurse.
A week prior to the Monday attack in Saretho primary school left four pupils dead, while three other pupils and a secured officer suffered injuries. These latest attacks saw teachers flee their working stations while others demanded immediate transfers.
Addressing journalists, Wajir County TSC Director said that teachers working between Somalia and Kenyan border had already been posted to believably safe regions.
"All of the affected teachers have already been served with transfer letters, posting them to other schools deemed safe and still within Wajir," said Solomon Leseewa.
Mr. Leseewa urged teachers who felt insecure in their areas of duty to report to TSC offices in Wajir town for further action. This, according to Leseewa was a move aimed at enduring that all teachers were safe in their work regions.
The number of teachers and schools affected by the transfer exercise could not be immediately established, though learning centres within Tarbaj, Wajir East and South counties were reportedly most affected by the exercise.
"We cannot conclude on the transfer data now, as the exercise is still ongoing, but we shall give a comprehensive report, once the issue is finalized," Mr. Liseewa told Nation.
Kenya National Union of Teachers, (KNUT) Secretary-General Wilson Sosion had earlier on urged Prof Magoha the Education CS to summon an urgent meeting to chat out the teachers' security after the Garissa attack.