COURT UPHOLDS NANCY MACHARIA’S REAPPOINTMENT AS TSC CEO TILL JULY 22; TSC BREAKING NEWS
In a nutshell;
The much-awaited ruling on the suspension of the renewal of TSC Boss Dr. Nancy Macharia’s term for another five years has been issued by a Nakuru High Court judge, Monica Mbaru.
According to the ruling, Midrift Human Rights Network failed to table enough evidence to convince the bench that the reappointment of Dr. Nancy Macharia as TSC CEO contravened the TSC ACT and the constitution.
COURT RULES ON TSC BOSS’ REAPPOINTMENT
Midrift Human Rights Network has suffered a huge blow after the Nakuru High Court declined to issue orders to block the reappointment of Dr. Nancy Macharia as TSC CEO today.
The lobby group had filed a petition last week seeking to stop Dr. Nancy Macharia from carrying out her duties as TSC CEO until the case is determined for she was not reappointed through a competitive recruitment process as required by law.
The group was however disappointed after the bench failed to issue orders to stop Dr. Macharia from assuming office on grounds of inadequate evidence.
NANCY MACHARIA’S TERM RENEWED
Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta renewed Dr. Macharia’s term for another five years despite LSK’s efforts to block the reappointment.
This means that Nancy Macharia will become the longest-serving TSC CEO if she serves the Commission for the next five years.
According to the TSC Act, there is room for reappointment of a TSC CEO even after serving for five years if his or her performance track record is unquestionable. However, the requirement for competitive recruitment directs that once the term expires, the position be declared vacant and filled on a competitive basis.
KNUT CIRCULAR ON THE REAPPOINTMENT OF TSC BOSS
Last week, wild claims emerged linking the filed petition to the Kenya National Union of Teachers, KNUT. Grapevine had it that KNUT could have been behind the petition to block the reappointment of TSC CEO for another term.
These claims did not augur well for KNUT which has experienced a lot of arm twisting given the bad blood between the union and the Commission.
Consequently, KNUT Secretary General Mr. Wilson Sossion wrote a circular to distance the union from the allegations.
“The union would like to take the earliest opportunity to refute claims that it has filed a petition in court opposing the reappointment of Dr. Nancy Macharia to serve the Commission for another term. The union would like to point out that the industrial relation with the Commission guarantees and facilitates structured and constructive dialogue for the purpose of maintaining industrial peace in the teaching service. Hence the union will not entertain busybodies that would derail the warm relationship between KNUT and TSC,” wrote Sossion.
Below is the full Circular by Wilson Sossion to refute claims that KNUT is behind a petition filed by the Midrift Human Rights Network seeking to declare Dr. Macharia’s reappointment null and void;
KNUT CIRCULAR ON NANCY MACHARIA’S REAPPOINTMENT
The final verdict on the petition will be issued on July 22, 2020, to determine the fate of TSC Boss.
Meanwhile, the Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers, KUSNET has backed Nancy Macharia’s reappointment as CEO as KUPPET and KNUT sit on the fence and watch the drama unfold.