Teachers continue pushing for ‘better’ medical cover

Monday, January 18th, 2021 00:00 |
Kuppet members Kiambu county, elect their leaders during an AGM in Ruiru on Saturday. Photo/PD/Oliver Musembi

Teachers are putting pressure on the government to effect a favourable insurance cover and medical policy.

The more than 5,000 tutors from secondary and tertiary institutions in Kiambu County, say they got a raw deal from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) which ‘pushed down their throats’ an insurer whose terms have been unfavourable.

Speaking during an Annual General Meeting of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) in Ruiru, their representatives asked the union to intensify the fight for better medical insurance terms.

Kuppet national assistant treasurer Ronald Tanui who presided over the meeting said the union is in talks with government officials to resolve the matter.

Teachers have been up in arms over services offered by AON-Minet Insurance company which was contracted by their employer to provide a medical scheme which they claim is wanting.

During the meeting, new union officials were re-elected to office led by the chairperson Rose Kiiru and new county executive secretary Moses Thogo.

Most of the office bearers were unopposed except for the position of executive secretary in which Thogo beat his only opponent John Mbugua with 848 votes against 252.

Others re-elected as treasurer Irene Githua, vice-chairman Lawrence Mwaura, assistant executive secretary Pauline Waceke and organising secretary Joseph Macharia.

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