Retirement Of TSC CEO Announced. The Teachers Service Commission‘s (TSC) CEO, Dr. Nancy Macharia, is being sued by an activist who wants her to step down. Francis Owino, an activist, claims that due to Dr. Macharia’s advanced age, her term as CEO ended in February 2023.
Owino is asking the court to rule that Dr. Nancy Macharia’s ongoing leadership of TSC is unlawful because she has reached the retirement age, per the suit he filed before High Court Judge Lawrence Mugambi. The inaugural tenure of Dr. Macharia was set to end in February of this year.
According to the activist, Dr. Macharia’s contract as the commission’s CEO was extended in July 2020 for a further five years. After a competitive process, she succeeded Gabriel Lengoibon in 2015.
Dr. Macharia’s mandate should have ended in February 2023, says Owino, and any extension made beyond that date was illegal.
He has also brought up this issue with the employer of the teachers as well as the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
Owino notes that all requests for term extensions for public government servants above the age of 60 were canceled on February 16 of this year by Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa of the Ministry of Public Service, Gender, and Affirmative Affairs. He is asking for a directive to stop Dr. Macharia from leading TSC as a result.
Once this case is heard, her retirement will be announced by the commission.
Retirement Of TSC CEO Announced