TSC Stops BBF Deductions from KUPPET Teachers

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has ceased Branch Benevolent Fund (BBF) deductions from all members of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET).

This decision follows a letter dated May 21, 2024, addressed to the union’s Secretary General Akelo Misori, signed by the Commission’s Director for Legal and Industrial Relations Cavin Anyuor on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer Dr Nancy Macharia.

The letter states that the cessation is due to a constitutional petition filed by five KUPPET officials challenging the legality of the union’s Social Welfare and BBF.

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The letter references Constitutional Petition No. E008/2024 at the Employment and Labour Relations Court, filed by five KUPPET Branch Executive Secretaries: Paul Kipchumba Rotich, William Lengoiyap, Robert Miano, Peter Oluoch, and Jentrix Ogola.

It notes that the petition challenges the legality of the KUPPET Social Welfare/BBF deductions and includes Jentrix Ogola’s payslip as evidence.

Additionally, it enjoins the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate TSC regarding these deductions.

The implementation of the KUPPET Social Welfare and BBF deductions had been based on a letter dated May 17, 2021 (Ref. KUPPET/TSC/015/21), which conveyed the union delegates’ resolution on the matter from the KUPPET Annual Delegates Conference held on April 3, 2021.

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In response to the wishes expressed by the union through its officials, the Commission will immediately cease all deductions of KUPPET BBF as per the aforementioned letter.

TSC Stops BBF Deductions from KUPPET Teachers

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