KUPPET To Construct A Commercial Mall To House Its Headquarters
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has hinted at putting up a multi-million commercial mall that will also host the union’s headquarters. According to the National Executive Board (NEB), the union is planning to buy land which will be used to develop the intended mall.
NEB, under the leadership of the National Chairman and Emuhaya Member of Parliament Hon. Omboko Milemba and Secretary General Akelo Misori, the Union’s head offices will be housed in two upper floors of the mall. The lower floors of the mall after construction will be rented out to other clients, preferably other unions which lack the capacity to put up their own offices.
According to the Board’s plan, the union’s current head offices located at second floor of Nairobi’s NextGen along Mombasa Road will also be rented out after relocating to the new offices in the new mall.
The union has also applauded its branches for tremendous developments especially those that have established Burial and Benevolent Fund (BBF) schemes and more than 15 branches that have acquired branch buses for members’ services. Several branches have bought land for their permanent offices with Homa Bay and Bomet branches already doing construction work, while Kakamega branch is constructing hostels in a partnership deal with Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) in Kakamega. While all branches have established welfare programmes, the union’s top leadership has noted that the one in Bomet branch is worth highlighting whereby the branch welfare provides unique benefits to members which include the Token of Retirement Award (TORA) scheme, which provides a dairy cow for every member retiring from the service, Form One shopping worth Sh10, 000 for the top 20 children of members after every Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination, reimbursement of travel for members attending union activities such as General Assemblies and elections, payment of tuition fees for members studying for Master’s and PhD degrees, and full sponsorship for members training as Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) examiners; and baby shower for all members when they get children.
The KUPPET Constitution provides that the three national trustees should be elected in the first ADC after the general elections, which was supposed to be held last year but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.