Philip Ndagaya, a Business Education teacher at Indangalasia Secondary School in Kakamega has auctioned the school’s three bulls to recover his unpaid salaries.
According to Mbagaya who was employed by the insistitutions Board of Management, he was forced to take the matter into his own hands after he unsuccessfully attempted to contact the school’s head teacher over his accumulating unpaid salaries.
As reported by Daily Statesman, Mbagaya had no alternative source of income to fend for his family and yet he had not been paid since May 2020.
“I have not been paid since May. My family depends on me but the school’s management keeps telling me I have to wait until the schools reopen,” Mbagaya told the paper.
He allegedly sold each bull at Ksh75,000 thus making enough money to recover all his pending pay as well as that of the incoming months.
“I have recovered up to my December salary and I thank the school’s management for giving me the opportunity to work at the institution,” he added.
The teacher also addressed the education ministry to see to it that teachers employed by the board are paid and their interests are heard as well.
As the number of Covid-19 infections continue to surge in the country, the ministry of education in June 2020, was forced to abort its intent to reopen school in September 2020.
Instead, all primary and secondary schools will remain closed until January 2021.
On the other hand, only three institutions of higher learning have met the necessary requirement for reopening in September as of today.