TSC Accused Over Irregular Appointment Of Top Managers.
The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) has been accused of the irregular appointment of top managers and commissioners.
TSC is now under investigation over the alleged appointment of top managers in the commission from one region.
Statistics have shown that the majority of the top managers appointed to serve under the teacher service commission come from the Mount Kenya region.
Sources have indicated that 5 of them come from the Mt Kenya region (more than 50%), two from Rift Valley while the rest come from the Nyanza region.
This comes after claims from a petitioner that there are massive bias and discrimination in the appointment of senior officials and commissioners at the Teacher Service Commission.
Pauline Mumbua filed a petition to the commission on administrative justice on 23rd November claiming the appointment of Senior TSC officials and commissioners favours one region.
According to her, the appointment of TSC commissioners and other top officials is expected to reflect the face of Kenya but a close look at the composition of TSC senior officials reflect regional imbalance where the Mt Kenya region is the most favoured.
In her petition which was copied to the Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti and the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji, she claims that of the 11 senior managers at the TSC, five come from Mt Kenya region, four from the Nyanza region and the rest from Rift Valley region.
The TSC CEO Dr Macharia, Rita Wahome (Director Staffing), Reuben Mugwuku (Director Quality Assurance), Charles Gichira (Director ICT) and Isaak Nganga (Director Internal Audit) are all from Mt Kenya region.
The Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ) also known as Ombudsman has ordered a probe into the matter on irregularities and indiscriminate appointment of TSC top officials.
The petitioner further noted that it is unlawful for a person to discriminate against another in the arrangements he makes to determine who should be offered that employment according to Section 7 of the Act.
The law further states that no public establishment shall have more than one-third of its staff from the same ethnic community. The petition read.