Akelo Misori

Akelo Misori is the current Secretary-General for the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET). 

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Religious studies from Kenyatta University in 2002, and a Diploma in Education from Siriba Teachers College (now Maseno University).

Coming from a family of teachers, his career would follow suit as he taught in different schools for two decades. He later joined KUPPET where he was elected as its national chair in 2006.

Misori is known for standing up for teachers’ rights as he joined the union on a platform of specifically fighting for the rights of teachers in secondary schools and colleges.

In 2020, Misori was at the forefront of championing students’ rights across the country. He urged the National Treasury in September to release capitation funds to keep children in school. 

Known for his bold nature during his press briefings, the Secretary-General has been passionate about protecting teachers while advocating for the protection of minors against exploitation ranging from child labour, sexual abuse, or domestic violence.