The process of replacing three members of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) who retired last year now moves to Parliament.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to submit three names from nine nominees submitted by the TSC.The TSC selection panel recommended nine candidates to replace commissioners Cleophas Tirop (Rift Valley), Salome Gichura (Central) and Saadia Abdi Kontoma (North Eastern).The three retired after their six-year term ended last year.
Successful candidates were picked based on the regions not presently represented at the commission.In the wider Rift Valley region, two candidates–Margaret Lesuuda and Mary Rotich–were nominated and forwarded to the President.President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to pick one of them as possible replacements of Commissioner Tirop. Both candidates are teachers or educationists by profession.
In the North Eastern region, three candidates were recommended to replace Commissioner Kontoma.Abdijadir Kike, Salesa Adano and Leila Abdi were nominated for the job. The three are eitherb teachers or career educationist.
In Central region, four candidates were recommended to replace Commissioner Gichura.