By Augustine Oduor
This is after a protracted court battle that saw two other persons recommended for employment as commissioners locked out.
The two, Fredrick Haga Ochieng and Adan Sheikh Abdullahi, will now have to wait longer to be Commissioners at the teacher employer.
The High Court had nullified the appointment of the three Commissioners even after Parliament cleared the names.
This was also after the House rejected the initial list sent to Parliament terming it a dangerous precedent that did not reflect merit.
Among those interviewed for the position of chairperson were the Commission’s director of policy at the ministry of education, Kirago wa Magochi and Simon Kavisi both of TSC.
After interviews, conducted by educationist James Kamunge, Lydia Nzomo who is the director of Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development was top but her name was missing in the final list presented to the House.
Consequently, teachers unions weighed in demanding regional balance and merit be factored in the appointment of the commissioners.
MPs insisted that merit prevail and returned the names back to the office of the president.
Last month, Mutunga declined to swear in the three officials following what the termed an ‘unclear ruling’ that noted that “status quo” be maintained.