The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has given the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) two weeks to pay examiners who participated in the 2022 KCSE marking.
KUPPET chairman Omboko Milemba said in a statement that the council has delayed payment for two months.
“More than 50,000 examiners who graded the papers have not been paid. “This is despite the enormous sacrifices made by the examiners,” Milemba explained.
The union chair also chastised the council for subjecting the examiners to unfavorable working conditions during the marking process.
CRE Paper 1 examiners downed their tools in December, blaming poor conditions and low rates.
“The work itself is characterized by poor conditions, such as long hours, poor housing in student dormitories, poor diets, and, most importantly, low pay,” he said.
The Emuhaya MP threatened the council with a protest if the teachers were not paid within two weeks.
“We have given the examination council two weeks to settle the bills or face the wrath of the teachers. If the bills are not settled by the end of March, Kuppet plans to mobilize the examiners to occupy the Knec headquarters.