It was last Wednesday; we had arrived in school and were going about our normal duties when I heard noises from outside.
There was commotion as a woman was quickly walking towards the offices, shouting and crying, with a boy in tattered clothes following.
Mrs Atika went to her quickly and calmed her down. For a moment I was afraid it could be me but I clearly did not know the woman.
For it is written, “vengeance is mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19
When Dr Apostle Reverend Elkana, the Revered Spiritual Superintendent of The Holiest of All Ghosts (THOAG) Tabernacle Assembly, told me those words two months ago, I did not believe him.
At the time, through a suspicious handshake with Bensouda, Kuya had upstaged me from the deputy’s office, rendering me useless and worried. I was down and angry and was planning on revenge.
But I am happy that I listened to God, and left vengeance to Him, for God truly punishes your enemies, leaving you praising His name.
You will all remember that soon after, Kuya was accused of CK with Redempta, a student at Mwisho wa Lami, who as a result dropped out of school. Not only did this put Kuya’s job at risk, it also caused him problems with his wife, Nzomo.
As you know, Kuya and Nzomo have a child together, and live together, even though they don’t like being called man and wife, they call each other partners. When news of the case broke, Nzomo was so upset that she left Kuya, and went to stay with Madam Ruth for a few days, vowing never to go back to Kuya.
She went back after three days, following a Bridge Building Initiative that was spearheaded by Mrs Atika.
“If you leave your husband, even TSC will believe that what Kuya is being accused of is true, and he will lose his job,” Mrs Atika told her.
“As long as you are married to a handsome, muscular man, be prepared for such cases,” Madam Ruth added.
In the meantime, Kuya was spending most of his time at TSC offices trying to kill the story. At the time, he was consulting Sapphire, a man who is a walking dictionary of TSC Code of Conduct, the Education Act and all other laws and regulations governing the teaching profession.
For those who don’t know, Sapphire has been interdicted multiple times, and always gets reinstated, thanks to his unrivalled knowledge of the laws.
He also knows a lot of people in the right places, and that is how the CK matter managed to disappear from Kuya’s file, and he returned to school. To appease Nzomo, he became more caring; even started carrying her bag every day, and during staffroom lunch time, would serve her.
He still hated me, and did not recognise my authority. In fact, when I called for a staff meeting last Monday, he did not attend, and never sent any apologies. I wanted to deal with him, but I remembered God’s words: “Vengeance is mine, I will repay”.
And God did not disappoint.
It was last Wednesday; we had arrived in school and were going about our normal duties when I heard noises from outside. There was commotion as a woman was quickly walking towards the offices, shouting and crying, with a boy in tattered clothes following.
“Tunalala njaa na we unasikia vizuri, pesa ya dawa hautumi, nguo haununui,” the woman was saying.
Mrs Atika went to her quickly and calmed her down. For a moment I was afraid it could be me but I clearly did not know the woman. Mrs Atika asked me if they could use my office and I allowed them. Once the woman had stopped crying, Mrs Atika called me to the office.
“Brenda, this is our deputy Mwalimu Andrew,” Mrs Atika introduced me. “He will assist you.”