The Teachers Service Commission has released the names of the 36 teachers who were recently dismissed due to gross misconduct.
This, therefore, means that the teachers will no longer serve in any institution in Kenya as teachers whether public or private.
The TSC is hereby notifying the public that the following teachers have been deregistered from the official teachers’ register according to Section 30 (I) of the Teachers Service Commission Act:
FULL NAME TSC NUMBER
1. Thomas Mugendi 489900
2. Stephen Maina 468177
3. Saul Wamaiwa 495531
4. Kipchumba Kiptii 492305
5. Robert Kimutai 586298
6. Linus Okatch 512569
7. Shadrack Kiura 668149
8. Dennis Ntabo 578299
9. Douglas Shibira 538252
10. Linus Weku 490214
11. Sammy Nyachieo 448837
12. Idle Abdi Hazel 518757
13. Kenneth Kimathi 451843
14. Jonathan Musyimi 531608
15. Daniel Kipkemboi 661209
16. James Kihara 408356
17. Gollo Abduba 558823
18. Geoffrey Ratemo 527127
19. Allan Madegu 506390
20. Richard Kabete 338252
21. David Koskei 409586
22. Simon Kiptoo 502834
23. Benson Muthui 215972
24. Reuben Omondi 459139
25. Duncan Otieno 633199
26. Benedict Musee 342458
27. John Kimea 305054
28. David Lemisio 385866
29. Tom Omondi 270281
30. Ligono Shunza 353431
31. Julius Makhokha 521410
32. Peter Calistus O. 453903
33. Jobekenton Salambo 539040
34. Ambrose Mutua 359666
35. Fredrick Mutegi 391828
36. Kevin Wekesa 558804
The above named 36 Kenyan teachers will no longer be allowed to teach in any school, private institutions included.
The 36 were among the 1000 teachers who were being probed by the TSC this year following indiscipline cases.
600 cases had been reported at the county levels whereas 400 were directly reported at the TSC headquarters.
The TSC boss Dr Nancy Macharia has confirmed the dismissal of 36 teachers following gross professional misconduct.
Some of them are guilty of having illegal sexual relations with their learners.
In a gazette notice that was issued on October 4, the TSC CEO Dr Nancy Macharia said the teachers were sent packing and deregistered.
This, therefore, means that they will no longer serve in both private and public schools in Kenya.
750 INDISCIPLINE CASES
750 cases have been settled so far. Many of these cases border on carnal knowledge between learners and teachers in both primary and secondary schools.
250 indiscipline cases are yet to be determined.
Most teacher indiscipline cases are supposed to be resolved within three months.
Previously, the cases would last up to six months but now the commission has upped its game since it is more determined to conclude the cases within the shortest time possible.
According to the Teachers Service Commission Chief Executive Officer Dr Macharia’s report dated March 13, 1, 077 teachers had been dismissed over the past eight years for engaging in sexual activities with learners.
According to a report tabled before the Senate Education Committee, 88 teachers who were sacked hail from Kakamega, 61 from Kisii, 53 from Kitui, Homabay had 61 while Siaya had 46 cases.
Dr. Macharia, therefore, implored upon all the education stakeholders to address the looming crisis before it takes a toll on the education sector in Kenya.
Dr Macharia further added that 0nly 2 % of teenage pregnancies were linked to teachers. Narok county is the most affected with more than 60 % of teenage pregnancies.
Other key perpetrators include parents, relatives and Boda Boda riders.
Religious leaders also requested the Ministry of Education to vet sex education curriculum as a way of curbing premarital sex among learners.
At a forum that brought together key education stakeholders among them NCCK, SUPKEM and KCPF, majority of the participants insisted that sex education materials which benefit learners should be disseminated but parents must be involved at all levels.
They however blatantly rejected any content meant to promote the use of contraceptives among learners.
KNUT’S HARD STANCE
According to KNUT’S Hesborne Otieno, the union will not tarnish its name while protecting teachers who sexually harass learners.
Consequently, any teacher found in the act will not enjoy the privilege of KNUT lawyers since this is a violation of the TSC code of conduct.