For years now, the delocalization of teachers has always left a great rifts between teachers and their employer, TSC especially the ones involving teachers going outside their home counties. With Teachers Service Commission’s latest move, this now seems to be a thing of the past. In the new teachers transfer guidelines, teachers being transferred to new work stations will be subjected to a new set of rules. This follows review of the transfer guidelines by the Commission.

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According to TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia, the commission has adopted a new method of evaluating the transfer cases before they are executed.

Henceforth, the commission will be vetting each teacher’s case to ascertain their employment status before effecting transfers. These new guidelines are intended to ensure that all relevant factors are considered before any transfer is done. Macharia is optimistic that the new guidelines would end bad blood between the Commission and its employees that has been experienced in the past.

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Previously, teachers who were being transferred had to report to their new stations before making appeals. But now the TSC has given such teachers a grace period to appeal before reporting if in any case the teacher is not contented with the move.

Also teachers with medical complications and old age will now be exempted from transfers. This includes teachers above the age of 56 years.

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Previously, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) have opposed the transfer of teachers outside their home counties.

According to Kuppet Secretary General Akelo Misori, the issue of house allowance which is not universal should be addressed where transfers have been effected. TSC Transfer of Service.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Hi ,am a primary teacher by profession l was employed in the year February 2018 and l was delocolised from kisumu county, muhoroni subcounty to siaya county Gem subcounty and remember am a married woman and my problem is that since then my husband has really changed he no longer cared about us and the family is breaking l was just requesting for a transfer if possible to join my husband because he is also working at muhoroni subcounty for unity purposes please.Thanks in advance for consideration.

  2. What of those teachers who are married to teachers,like my case am employed in Nairobi,starehe sub-county and my husband is employed in Nakuru, naivasha sub-county,what happens to such cases,because we don’t want to be separated from each other,is there something that can be done?,I would really like to join him,or if possible he can join me,please help..

  3. I was delocolized in 2016 from Kisumu county,Nyakach sub county to Siaya county,Gem sub county. Recently I developed health problem(high blood pressure) Am worried because it is now risky for me to stay alone since my family is at home.l had requested for a transfer last year yet upto now I haven’t received any help.Surely I need urgent assistance.

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