TSC SELECTION PANEL DECISION TO ADVERTISE CHAIRPERSON POSITION CHALLENGED IN COURT.

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The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) headquarters in Nairobi.

BY SAM ALFAN.

A litigant has moved to court to challenge the decision of Teacher Service Commission selection panel to advertise for the position chairperson.
Wycliffe Gisebe Nyakina, argues that, it’s the President who is required by law to summit a fresh name of the chairperson to the national assembly and not to constitute another panel.
Justice Mumbi Ngugi was told that the President’s nominee Kiragu Wa Magochi was rejected by the national assembly on 1 October 2013 what could follow was to nominate another person and forward the same for approval by the house.
The court heard that the attorney general has taken the correct position that a fresh name should be forwarded to the national assembly from Short listed persons.
The action by the TSC selection panel violates section 8 (11) of the commission Act which provides mandatory terms that once a nominee is rejected by the national assembly the president should nominate another one from list submitted by the selection panel.
The application was certified urgent and the applicant ordered to serve the AG and the selection panel and the matter be heard inter parties on 19 August 2014 before a duty judge.

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