National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale has asked North Eastern teachers to quit the Kenya National Union of Teachers.
He said Knut leadership has clearly shown it discriminates against teachers working in the region.
Duale urged head teachers in Garissa, Wajir and Mandera to replace teachers who will not have reported back to work by today.
He said their positions have been advertised by the Teachers Service Commission.
Duale was speaking at Garissa High School while distributing bursary cheques on Saturday.
“These teachers seeking transfers took their job application letters to Mandera, Wajir and Garissa to and were employed. What has changed now they want to leave?” he asked.
Duale said claims that teachers have been harassed are baseless and unfortunate, saying parents in North Eastern have high regard for teachers.
“Sossion should know that he is in charge of a trade union and we are in charge of the government. He cannot tell us what the government should do because he cannot even head a kindergarten,” he said.
Duale said Sossion is playing cheap politics by inciting non-local teachers not to resume duty in the north eastern counties.
He said teachers can make decisions on their own.