The commission’s list shows that some 64 teachers have been unregistered for various disciplinary cases, while some have forged academic documents during recruitment.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) data shows that 38 teachers have been removed from the teacher list during this month alone.
The commission’s chief executive Nancy Macharia said that after the disciplinary process, the teachers were removed from the rolls and their registration was cancelled.
Another 26 teachers were dismissed and removed from the rolls for presenting forged certificates during the recently concluded recruitment process. This means that those who have failed in disciplinary matters can engage in canal knowledge with their students.
In the last three years, Siaya and Muran’ga counties had the most teachers accused of profanity, according to TSC data.
Each of the two counties reported 16 cases. Nakuru came third with 15 defiling cases, Kakamega with 13, Busia and Kitui with 12 each, and Homa Bay with 11 cases. According to the TSC, Vihiga, Narok, Meru and Bungoma counties each had 10 in 10 defunct cases.
Other counties with large numbers of infestation cases are Machakos with nine, Kirinyaga and Makueni with eight each, while Kiambu, Kisii, Migori and Kisumu have each reported seven cases.
Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi and Kilifi followed with six while Embu had five cases.
The TSC data also shows that the highest number of sexual harassment cases were reported in 2019, with 124 teachers being sacked and unregistered. In 2020, 101 teachers were dropped from the rolls, while last year 57 cases were registered.
In all, 485 teachers have been unregistered by the TSC for engaging in unethical behavior, which includes engaging in sex with minors since 2015.
In the gazette notice, Dr Macharia referred to section 30(1)(e) of the TSC Act. “The commission wishes to inform the public that the persons whose names are specified in the schedule have been removed from the register of teachers as per the provisions of section 30(2) of the TSC Act,” said Macharia.
In the statement, Dr Macharia also referred to Section 30(4) and (5) and Section 23(2) of the TSC Act.
The sections provide that where the name of any teacher is removed from the register under the TSC Act, such name shall not be restored without the direction of the Commission.
It also provides that a teacher whose name has been removed from the register shall cease to be a teacher for the purposes of the Act from the date of such removal.
The TSC report shows that both the cases of teachers with fake certificates and those who failed in various disciplinary cases were scheduled on March 11, 2022. It also means that no teacher shall engage in teaching service unless such person is registered as a teacher. Under TS Act
Dr Macharia also referred to Section 45 of the TSC Act as well as Regulation 18(1)(c) and (d) of the TSC Rules read out. “Any person who is aggrieved or permits or employs in any school, a person not being a registered teacher, shall be guilty of an offense and shall be liable to fine of not less than 100,000 Ksh or for a term not exceeding two years shall be punishable with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to more than two years.
In an earlier statement, Macharia blamed the school heads for covering up the faults committed by their staff. “We should report these cases for action. These are criminal acts that can be followed and we request you to report these cases and avoid cover ups,” Macharia said.