The education ministry has asked a teacher Trans Mara East, Narok County, who braves a 20 Kilometre trip to deliver examination to her candidates, to record a statement over a story published by The Nation on her hardship.
Officials from the ministry yesterday, summoned the teacher to explain why she spoke to the media and allowed journalists to accompany her on one of her trips last Friday. Insisting Mrs Magdalene Kimani, the Susiana High School principal was not authorised to speak to journalists.
The ministry officials who spoke to the press, further, disputed the 20-kilometre trek, claiming that the teacher only does nine kilometres. Trans Mara East Sub-county Director of Education Steve Gachie claimed the story had caused him a lot of trouble as his bosses demanded he verifies whether the teacher walks 20 kilometres daily.
Mr Gachie added, that the teacher will have to write her report and explain her 20-kilometre trek from the point where the vehicle drops her. He also insisted that No one has a right to speak on behalf of the ministry except for the County Director of Education.
Seeking to walk in her shoes, the members of the press accompanied her during one of her trips on Friday last week, revealing what hundreds, if not thousands, of rural teachers are going through just to ensure candidates can sit for their exams.