TSC Transfers more tutors belonging to the vocal Teachers Pressure Group (TPG)
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has initiated a retaliation campaign against teachers who are deemed to be vocal opponents of the agency’s goals.
According to a report published by the Daily Nation on Thursday, November 18, six tutors have already been relocated as part of the crackdown.
The teachers are thought to be members of the Kenya National Teachers Pressure Group, a new organization that has been a vocal critic of TSC and unions in recent months.
More tutors were also slated to be transferred as part of their employer’s purge, according to the publication.
Ms. Eva Muchemi has been transferred from Nairobi to Narok, while Fanuel Ambole has been transferred from Machakos to Tana River. Ms. Ann Wanyoike was relocated to Kitui from Nairobi.
Jane Gitonga, Betsy Mitema, Julius Aloo, and Kinyua Mwangi are among the other tutors who have been affected. More than ten more teachers are said to have received transfer letters.
Teachers, on the other hand, have claimed that the transfers were intended to scare and pressure them into quiet.
The transfer comes only days after Martha Omollo, the TPG’s spokesperson, was transferred from Nairobi’s Mowlem Supaloaf Primary School to Trans Nzoia County.
After being transferred from Nairobi, Omollo, who was fighting for reforms and better working conditions for her colleagues, cried out over what she thought was an unfair relocation.
“I received a call from TSC Nairobi County director through my headteacher who told me that I should be cautious of what I say to the media and that any issues I have I should go through the teachers’ unions,” she stated.
The TPG spokeswoman went back to work, figuring the call was a ruse to scare her. However, she was alerted at 4 p.m. that she had a visitor from the employer’s office.
However, it is unclear whether she has reported to her new desk since then.