Hidden Plan Reveals the Replacement of the TSC CEO
Hidden Plan Reveals the Replacement of the TSC CEO. The TSC CEO and Secretary, Dr. Nancy Macharia, disagrees with her deputy, Dr. Kennedy Juma Mulunda, despite the fact that she oversees the Commission from Nairobi.
Mulunda has already accused the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) leader of witch-hunting and demanded his expulsion from the Commission. This happened after he received a letter of termination from the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, which would have ended his career.
He was accused of significant wrongdoing and abuse of power. Then he was instantly transformed. But Dr. Mulunda contested his firing in court.
According to a ruling made by Lady Justice Mbaru on November 30, 2022, TSC had sacked Dr. Mulunda in error based on allegations of bribery and intimidation.
The judge determined that Mulunda must resume his duties right away to keep his wages, perks, and other work privileges.
He was the second-highest official in TSC, serving as the deputy commission secretary. Justice Mbaru ruled that the court could only order his rapid reinstatement to his position since the hasty procedure that resulted in his termination of employment caused him to incur a higher loss.
Mulunda, who had battled the teachers’ union ever since he was fired on June 20, 2022, saw the ruling as a major win.
When he learnt from his boss that several school administrators in Western and Nyanza had complained about his alleged harassment and intimidation in October 2021, while he was away on business in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr. Mulunda claimed that his issues had started.
Due to allegations of abuse of authority, influencing teacher transfers, intervening in the schools’ procurement processes, and bribery, Dr. Muliunda was issued a show-cause notice in January 2022.
TSC defended the disciplinary process that led to Mulunda’s termination, asserting that he was given a fair chance to defend himself but chose not to.
Justice Mbaru, on the other hand, determined that the commission acted hurriedly in its decision to terminate him and that there was no justification for the TSC to rely on the inquiry committee’s findings rather than giving Mulunda a chance to make his own case.
In addition, the teachers’ employer appealed to the Court of Appeal the decision to reinstall Dr. Kennedy Juma Mulunda as deputy chief executive.
TSC is asking the Court of Appeal to overturn the judgment.
Although they believe Nancy Macharia’s term ended in February since she had reached the necessary retirement age of 60, an activist launched a lawsuit last week to force the TSC to appoint a new CEO.
Hidden Plan Reveals the Replacement of the TSC CEO
An activist named Francis Owino has asked High Court Judge Lawrence Mugambi to rule that Dr. Macharia’s ongoing leadership of the organization is illegal because, according to Owino, she has allegedly attained retirement age.
Macharia’s term should have ended in February of this year, in his opinion.
In the same court petition, he claims that Macharia’s contract as the head of the TSC was renewed in July 2020 for an additional term of five years.
Macharia took over the commission after Gabriel Lengoibon retired in June 2015 after outperforming him.
After a thorough hiring process that started on May 1, 2015, when the position was announced and received 69 applicants, four were chosen for further consideration.
She is the ninth Secretary/CEO of the Commission, following Mr. Jesse Muhoro (1967–1974), Mr. James Kamunge (1974–1977), Mr. Duncan Mwangi (1978–80), Mr. Joseph Lijembe (1980–82), Mr. Jackson Kang’ali (1982–1998), Mr. Benjamin Sogomo (1998–2003), Mr. James Ongwae (2003–2004), and her predecessor Mr. Gabriel K Lengoiboni.
She was the organization’s first female CEO since its inception.
“The respondent’s tenure was extended in July 2020 for a further five-year term, which was supposed to be her last. Owino states that the petitioner claims that the respondent’s tenure ended in February 2023.
Following its inaugural term, the commission remained unchanged in 2020. Owino has also included the teachers’ employer and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission in this case. The activist claims that Macharia’s sentence was unjustly extended.
He said, “The petitioners allege that the respondent’s extension and subsequent reappointment as the CEO and Secretary of the TSC were illegal, illegitimate, and irregular.
Despite the fact that he hasn’t sued Parliament, Owino claims that the members of the education committee are mute about her tenure. He asserts that because Macharia was born in 1963, he is currently qualified for retirement.
“The respondent is ready for retirement since she has met the necessary retirement age of 60 years, having been born on May 11, 1963. He estimates the respondent’s age to be around 61 at the moment.
On February 16 of this year, according to Owino, Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa of the Ministry of Public Service, Gender, and Affirmative Affairs allegedly rejected all requests for term extensions from all public civil servants who had reached the age of 60.
Additionally, he requests a court order barring Macharia from maintaining control of the commission.