We don’t want monthly deductions; female teachers in Kenya protest


According to a petition presented by Taita Taveta Senator, Johnes Mwaura, female teachers in Kenya have been affected by monthly deductions for five years now. While presenting the petition before the Senate Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare, Mwaura noted that female teachers have protested against the illegal deductions made on their salaries.

female teachers in Kenya SRC: @Pulse Kenya
Taita Taveta Senator, Johnes Mwaura SRC: @Pulse Kenya

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Let the deductions be stopped immediately

According to the petition, the monthly deductions have effected for five years without the teachers’ consent. It also stated that the deductions were made through the Kenya Women Teachers Association (KEWOTA) in collusion with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

Speaking to the committee, Mwaura stated that the female teachers have demanded that the deductions indicated as subscription fees be stopped immediately.

Besides, he said that the deductions made since 2019 be refunded with interest as they were deducted without the teachers’ consent.

“In their petition, the female teachers stated that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) had been colluding with KEWOTA to unlawfully deduct Ksh200 monthly subscription fees without their consent since 2019.’’ Said Mwaura.

“The petitioners prayed that the committee would cause the deductions be stopped forthwith and all monies deducted be refunded with accruing interests,” read part of statement.

Teachers Service Commission and KEWOTA be investigated

The female teachers also demanded that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and the Kenya Women Teachers Association (KEWOTA) be investigated by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission and Director of Criminal Investigation(DCI) for economic crime.

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“They also want TSC and KEWOTA to be investigated by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission and Director of Criminal Investigation(DCI) for economic crime.  “The female teachers in Kenya want to have the membership of KEWOTA declared null and void for lack of consent by members to belong to it and lastly advise KEWOTA to do a fresh membership recruitment drive which is within the law,” read another part of the statement. 

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