The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has listed names of over one hundred thousand teachers who have not declared their wealth.
In a separate excel sheet the Commission has also listed names of teachers who have complied by declaring their wealth.
TSC has also issued a warning that the teachers will face severe penalty for failing to declare details of their income, assets and liabilities.
The Commission was disturbed when it find out that by 30th November 2023 only thirty per cent of teachers had declared their wealth.
In a memo to County Directors dated 1st December 2023 TSC Director of Administrative functions, Ibrahim Mumin, ordered immediate measures be taken to ensure more teachers declare wealth.
“You are hereby directed to do an aggressive campaign using all relevant modes of communication (e.g Whatsapp platforms, SMS e.t.c) to remind teachers and secretariat staff serving under your jurisdiction to make their submissions and avoid last minute rush when the system will be congested,” said Mumin.
The Commission digitized the wealth declaration exercise. Manual declaration is no longer accepted.
According to Section 26 and 27 of the Public Officer Ethics Act (POEA) all Public Officers are required to declare their income, assets and liabilities every two years.
The Commission in a circular asked teachers to declare their wealth online by 31st December 2023. It ruled out extending the exercise after deadline.
“Any teacher employed by the Commission who fails to submit the declaration or gives false or misleading information will be liable to a fine of Kshs 1,000,000 or be imprisoned for a term not exceeding one year or both upon conviction,” TSC said in a circular.
Teachers who have not declared their wealth still have a chance to do that by 31st December.
A warning letter together with salary stoppage are some of the consequences a teacher may suffer for not declaring wealth.
DETAILS REQUIRED FOR WEALTH DECLARATION
PART A-Basic Details
✅PLACE OF BIRTH:
✅POSTAL ADDRESS ( Current and Permanent)
✅KCSE MEAN GRADE:
✅ EDU LEVEL:
✅HOME SUB COUNTY:
✅ IMPAIRMENT IF ANY:
✅ MAIN SUBJECT AND GRADE
✅OTHER SUBJECT AND GRADE
PART B-PERSONAL DETAILS
Each Item Separate
✅INCOME-(e.g Salary for 2 year)
✅ASSETS-(e.g Land, Sacco Shares, Rental Houses, Motor Vehicle e.t.c)
✅LIABILITIES- (e.g Loans)
✅SPOUSE (Full name and ID)
✅CHILDREN BELOW 18 YRS (Names and Gender)
✅ANY OTHER relevant information (if any)
✅Witness NAMES, ID NO and ADDRESS
N/B: RECEIPT WILL BE SENT TO YOUR TSC EMAIL. YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD AFTER SUBMITTING DETAILS.