List of counties yet to effect delocalization policy
List of counties yet to effect delocalization policy. Teachers anticipated a complete transfer to their home counties after the National Assembly abolished the Teachers Service Commission‘s (TSC) delocalization policy on getting teachers back to their home counties.
Delocalization process has raised concern in many teachers who haven’t received their letters yet they applied for a transfer.
Since teachers are still stranded at their delocalized stations, some counties have not yet completed all or even the majority of the rerouting.
The Education Committee gave the Teachers Service Commission instructions to send delocalized teachers home by January 31st, 2023.
Some TSC officials have yet to implement the directive despite the fact that the deadline has already passed.
The delocalized teachers were meant to be immediately and unconditionally redirected to their home counties. The rerouting was not permitted by Parliament, whether a replacement was available or not.
The counties listed below are those where the delocalized teachers have not yet been rerouted;
- Nakuru County
- Bomet County
- Kitui County
- Bungoma County
- Nandi County
- Kakamega County
- Siaya County
- Vihiga County
- Nyandarua County
- Trans Nzoia County
- Samburu County
- Nyandarua County
- Nyamira County
- Tharaka Nithi County
- Laikipia County
- Narok County
- Homa Bay County
- Kisii County
A march to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) offices in Kitale on Monday by about 200 West Pokot teachers who work in Trans Nzoia County demanded transfers.
The teachers, who were primarily elementary school teachers, complained that the Commission had not given them transfers to their home counties despite the fact that delocalization had been outlawed.
The teachers were turned away by TSC representatives, who advised them to return to their workstations.
The teachers at Cheptandan Primary School, led by John Mutai, complained about the hardships the delocalization policy had caused them, citing the dissolution of families as one of the reasons.
The government had instructed the Commission to abolish the delocalization policy and reroute the delocalized teachers to their home counties, but the teachers blamed the Commission for delaying their transfers.
Kimtai objected, “TSC has refused to allow us go back to our home county, although other teachers in other counties have been rerouted back to their home counties.”
They asserted that family divisions brought about by delocalization might be remedied by returning people to their original counties.
“Since I was moved to Trans Nzoia County, my family has experienced a lot of difficulties. We are requesting to move back to TSC in order to save our marriages because my husband believes I am being unfaithful to him, one of the teachers said.
Some of the teachers requested to be sent back to their residences so they could care for their aging parents and property.
“Some of us need to care for our elderly parents. We also lost our house investments, according to a second teacher at Munyaka Primary School.
The teachers claimed that they had been excluded from receiving a hardship allowance.
Additionally, they said that they did not receive an allowance like people in West Pokot do.
Even worse, the teachers claimed that some of their coworkers had passed away from frustration.
Some of the disabled teachers claimed that the Commission was unfair in ignoring their issues.
The teachers declared that until the Commission’s representatives paid attention to their concerns, they would camp out at the TSC offices.
One of the teachers protesting remarked, “We’re going to camp here until we get transfer letters from TSC.
Ali Jamal, the TSC County Director, could not be reached for comment via phone calls or SMS.
The teachers under protest are still waiting for a response from Teachers Service Commission.