In Summary
  • I heard the new teacher was young, which is something I was really looking forward to as I wanted a young teacher who would help Mwisho wa Lami school advance in sports.
  • When we got Kuya, we had assumed that he would be an asset to the school’s sports department given his athletic build. It turned out that the only sports he was good at was eating (a lot) and kuinua chuma.

Not many of you know a lot about my colleague Erick, who arrived in this school at the same time as Nzomo and Lena, she of bad hair fame. This is because Erick started looking for a transfer even before he landed here.

“I am just a passing cloud,” he told me when he reported. In short, he was asking not to be assigned any serious tasks as he was not going to be around for long. And so Erick spent the better part of his last three years at the County TSC offices looking for a transfer. He even travelled to Nairobi twice, coming back empty-handed.

Unknown to him, Bensouda was blocking his every move. You see, when Erick was brought here, sources closer to the source indicated that he vowed to never work under Bensouda, having worked with her in a different school before. Bensouda on the other hand made it her mission to block any transfer request by Erick.

“I think Erick has learnt his lesson,” I told Bensouda earlier this term. “Please help him get transferred.” I showed her that he was not adding value to the school as he was rarely in school anyway — as he was always away.

“Yes, I can help, but the boy must come and apologise to me,” she said. I talked to Erick about it. At first he refused, but remembering how much he had spent looking for the transfer, he faced Bensouda and apologised.

Bensouda just made two calls, and an exchange for Erick and another teacher was approved. The new teacher was to report on April 1, not even in second term.

I heard the new teacher was young, which is something I was really looking forward to as I wanted a young teacher who would help Mwisho wa Lami school advance in sports. When we got Kuya, we had assumed that he would be an asset to the school’s sports department given his athletic build. It turned out that the only sports he was good at was eating (a lot) and kuinua chuma — two sports that our students don’t compete on.

I did not go to school on Monday, as I was attending to a personal matter. When I came back, I went straight home.

“By the way, do you have a new teacher who has joined?” Fiolina asked me, excitedly. I could not understand why she was asking; and was even more dumbfounded what was making her excited, but as a personal policy, I did not discuss official school matters with her.

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