Kenneth Ngangah has retained his union seat after defeating a county government sponsored candidate Kennedy Luketelo.
Ngangah won in a hotlty contested election conducted at Kanduyi DEB primary school on January 30, 2021.
He garnered 371 votes while Luketelo followed closely at 266 votes in a tension packed elections.
In his speech Nganga said that he was humbled to be reelected as the executive secretary Bungoma South and will serve teachers diligently.
“We will continue serving teachers and fight for their rights so that they work in the right environment,” he said.
The unionist asked Bungoma county government to stop interfering with the teachers unions and causing factions amongst them.
“We shall come for you, elections isn’t far, stop interfering with teachers affairs,” he warned.
Knut second vice chairman Rosalia Mkanjala called on members who left the union to return back.
She said that for them to be strong, they need enough membership for them to bargain for their rights.
She told members, that It is the first time branches will be working without funds.
“Let the government release cash to Knut branches, let TSC release deduction from teachers to unions for them to operate well,” she said.
During the polls held at Kanduyi DEB primary school, Augustine Watamba was elected the Chairman with 320 votes defeating his closest opponent Hesborn Namanda with 20 votes after garnering 298 votes.
Mwangale Margaret was elected the Treasurer after garnering 365 defeating Veronica Osundwa.
Assistant Treasurer post was taken by Dennis Masika with 435 after defeating Nancy Munoko.
BEC Siboti/Kimaeti was taken by Walter Khaemba with 136 while his closest contender Kusesi Sostine got 126.
Woman Rep seat in Bumula went to Florence Munala after unseating Evelyn Namusasi while Metrine Nasambu Makhapila won the Bungoma SouthWoman Rep uncontested.