The recently elected Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) in Bungoma South Augustine Watamba as lauded teachers for electing him.
Speaking to Horizonnews, Watamba said it was a great honour for him to picked against his strong rival.
He congratulated them for giving him an humble opportunity to lead them in the branch.
“I will reciprocate the trust the union members had shown by electing me, I will fight for their rights to the bitter end to ensure the welfare of teachers is well catered for,” he said.
Watamba emphasize on the need of team work asking many teachers to join Knut so that their rights can be protected.
“You know that it the time Knut is facing a lot of problems but there will be the light at the end of the tunnel so that teachers are well represented,” he said.
He asked the national leadership to sort out their problems so that teachers are well represented.
“We know the union is facing the problems and they will be sorted out very well and mechanisms found on how to relate with other state agencies for the benefit of teachers,” he said.
The unionist pointed out that he was humiliated in 2016 and defeated by his rival but he managed to defeat him in 2021.
A teacher at Kanduyi DEB stated that he will be organizing a huge mass to thank all members who voted him in as their new union chairman in the largest branch in Bungoma County.
During the polls held at Kanduyi DEB primary grounds, Kenneth Ngangah retained the executive secretary seat after defeating his close rival Kennedy Luketelo.