Following the outbreak of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic on March 2020 ,the government issued a directive to close down all schools, both public and private schools in efforts to combat its spread.
BOM teachers were the most affected because since March they never received their monthly stipend with some receiving compulsory unpaid leave letters from their school heads.
Life has never been a walk in the park for the affected individuals since they could not afford to meet their daily necessities without their normal pay.
This has brought about a series of challenges among the affected families ,with some going through separations, others losing their loved ones through suicide and all going through hard economic times.
The whole confusion seems to have attracted the attention of President Uhuru Kenyatta. To cushion the BOM teachers, the president ordered the ministry of education to work with the ministry of treasury to see to it that this teachers receive their salaries.
It was after that when the CS education confirmed that all the capitation funds for term one and two had been send to schools.
However, it was later reported by the school heads that the money had been reversed hence their was no money in the school accounts to pay the teachers. The news jeopardized the hopes of these teachers who had high anticipations of receiving their salaries after going for several months without pay.
The ministry cleared the air by saying that the money had been reversed due to technical errors. It was just yesterday when it was reported that the money had been send back to schools’ accounts and that the teachers will be able to receive their salaries before 15th of August. Their now some light at the end of the tunnel for these teachers