Teachers employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) are staring at severe penalties should they fail to declare details of their wealth on time.
Some of the consequences teachers face from employer include show cause and warning letters, salary stoppage among others.
The Commission had ordered teachers and the secretariat staff to declare details of their income, assets and liabilities by 31st December 2023.
In a circular dates 7th November 2023, TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia issued instructions on how the exercise should be done.
Below are some of the extracts from the circular published by the Commission Secretary.
1) All teachers employed by the Commission are required to declare their Income, Assets, and liabilities including teachers on any kind of leave, Interdiction, Suspension or authorized absence from duty.
2) Intern teachers are not expected to declare their Income, Assets, and Liabilities.
3) Under the Public Officer Ethics Act any Public Officer who fails to submit a declaration or gives false or misleading information will be liable to a fine of Ksh. 1,000,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or both upon conviction. Further, such teachers may be subjected to administrative or disciplinary action as per the TSC Administrative Procedures on DIALs.
4) The Declaration can only be accessed by individuals who have activated their official email @mwalimu.tsc.go.ke email address. This will be vital for usercredibility, setting, accessing, and resetting individual passwords for the Declaration as applicable.
5) A copy of the submitted declaration will be sent automatically to the teacher’s email for reference and record.
6) Please ensure the information filled is accurate and that teachers press the SUBMIT button before logging out and that you receive a copy of the duly filled DIALs on your email as confirmation of your submission. The Commission will not accept any hard copy of the DIALS forms.
7) All sections of the declaration must be filled appropriately. Incomplete declaration forms will be rejected by the system.
TSC had listed names of over one hundred thousand teachers who had not declared their wealth by 10th December.
In a separate excel sheet the Commission had also listed names of teachers who complied by declaring their wealth.
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.
Teachers who have not declared their wealth still have a chance to do that by 31st December.
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.