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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Kisii Central BBS officials have work cut out

Oanga Oyugi

Teachers in Kisii Central and Marani districts  elected their representatives for the burial and benevolent scheme who will implement their  constitution which was changed recently to serve them better.
During the elections for Getembe division  which were held at Kisii Primary School playing ground, former BBS representative Pius Okemwa survived by a whisker after teachers rallied behind sole female candidate Jayline Nyambane who however lost by 19 votes.
The elections which were presided over by Mosocho division Knut BEC member Evans Riogi saw Okemwa garner 143 votes, Nyambane 124 votes with the third candidate Charles Mabeya garnering 98 votes.
A would-be fourth candidate Evans Bundi withdrew at the last minute citing personal reasons  but assured that he will fully support the newly-elected officials to spear the scheme to the highest level of expectations.
By the time of going to press, all elected representatives from all the nine divisions were in a closed-door meeting to elect the executive committee which will replace the former led by the former chairman Evans Ongaga who has since relocated to  Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology.
During the campaigns, the newly purchased bus for the BBS scheme was the centre of interest with candidates promising that the constitution will be changed so that it can be captured to be managed properly unlike now.
Teachers complained that a year down the line, the former committee was yet to employ the bus driver and that it was being parked in a wrong place instead of Mwalimu House where the teachers’ properties stand.
They said that the former committee was yet to read the balance sheet so that the members can see any profit the bus has made and it was unprofessional and risk to assign a stranger not known to the scheme  to drive the bus.