Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has dismissed reports claiming that the union did not offer a decent send-off to the union vice chairman John Wesonga.
Speaking in Webuye, during the Bungoma East chapter’s union Annual general meeting, the top union officials led by the national treasurer James Ndiku, said the union involved Wesonga’s family in the burial arrangements dismissing claims of not involving his family as baseless.
“As a union, we did our best to give our late Brother a befitting send-off,” said Mr Ndiku.
He further registered that the late Wesonga’s family members were fully involved in the burial arrangements and warned those peddling rumors to keep off union affairs.
His sentiments were echoed by Western region executive secretary Patrick Chungani who noted that Wesonga served the union and made commendable contributions thus the union executed a befitting send-off to the former National vice-chairman.
“The late Union vice chairman was very resourceful and as the union we gave him a befitting send-off,” said Chungani.
The late Knut national vice chairman John Wesonga was buried on Friday in his Matungu home in Kakamega County.
In a related development, the union fired a salvo to the Teachers service commission for deducting teachers’ salaries towards NSSF and NHIF.
They have threatened to March to the teachers’ employer on Monday to protest the move.
By Godfrey Wamalwa
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