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Schools affected in heads mass transfer as students resume class

Education
 Tassia School's std 8 pupils settle in class during the first day of term One on January 23, 2023. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Principals of National, Extra County and Sub-County schools across the country have been moved in mass transfer by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

Last month, TSC announced a mass transfer affecting 14, 613 teachers during the commission’s delocalization policy which started four years ago.

TSC Secretary Dr Nancy Macharia said, 12, 019 teachers will be placed in the inter-country transfers which will be effected by the Regional Director of Education.

Further, the 2,594 teachers will be placed in the inter-regional transfers which will be effected by the Commission headquarters.

Out of these, 226 will affect high school principals.

Makanda Victor Omondi leaves St. Anthony Kitale to take over St Mary’s Yala from Okoth Bonventure Olianda. 

Okoth will be the new Principal at Riokindo high school in Kisii county.

Mutali Chesebe has been transferred to St Anthony boys Kitale, while Edward Wachilonga of Riokindo high has been moved to Friends Chavakali school in Vihiga to replace John Kuira.

TSC has also moved Manoah Mwambwa Whycliffe from Sori Secondary to head Ramba Boys high school. He takes over from Canon James Okoyo, who is exiting teaching service.

Austine Muma takes over at Barding boys from Samuel Kaunda, who is also retiring while Florence Achieng Omondi paves way to Dr Jenipher Otola at Ng’iya girls in Siaya county.

In November, Ms Veronica Wahome was moved from Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls in Nyeri and posted to Kenya High School replacing Flora Mulatya.

Mulatya was posted to Australia as an education attaché.

Others affected in the mass transfer are Kakamega high school Principal Gerald Orina who is moving back to his home county of Kisii.

In 2021, the school alumni had written to TSC requesting his replacement.

Nanyuki high school chief Principal Oliver Minishi has retired paving way to Solomon Koech from Kangaru School.

Paul Weloba from Shikunga secondary school in Kakamega county has been appointed to head Friends School Kamusinga in Bungoma county.

Waloba who also served at Alliance high school and doubles as an international Rugby referee was installed on January 26, to replace Alex Maina Kariuki who has been steering the school in the last five years.

Mathews Linge retires from Ofafa Jericho, Nairobi and his place will be taken by Anthony Thuo from Miwani high school.

Huruma Girls head Grace Macharia will be heading to St Georges Girls Nairobi. 

Buru Buru girls school Caroline Maina leaves office after attaining the mandatory retirement age to Stella Wambua who is coming from AIC Sengani Girls, Tala in Machakos.

Daiga Secondary School Principal Leonard Karau has been transferred to a school in Ntrimiti near Kisima in Buuri sub-county, Meru county.

Kiambu high school will be taken over by Michael Kinyua from Nyahururu high school.

Otola leaves Ogande girls in Homa Bay County to Hellen Juma who was moved from Sinyolo girls while Achieng will take over at Sinyolo girls.

Mary Naliaka leaves Got Oyenga girls from Ugenya, Siaya.

After two years at St. Joseph’s Rapogi high school, Stephen Abong’o will be moving to Ringa high school.

Erastus Nyangwa from Ratanga high moves to Rapogi as the new Principal.

Nyangwa will welcome Nicholas Ochieng from Uriri high school.

Tenwek high school chief Principal, Simon Mutahi Chesebe who was to replace Makandi at St. Anthony boys Kitale was quashed.

His transfer was rescinded through a letter signed by TSC County Director, Bomet County Carolyne Nandi.

‘‘Reference is made to our letter Re. No. TSC/348291/86 dated January 20, 2023, transferring you from Tenwek Secondary School to St. Anthony Boys, Kitale Secondary as a Principal, with his place was set to be replaced by Sangutet of Friends Bwake Secondary.

‘‘It has been decided that the transfer be cancelled and you be retained in your current station as principal and to teach Kiswahili/History. Your duties and responsibilities will remain as provided in your appointment letter as a Principal,’’ said Nandi.

Richard Sang leaves Kaplong boys high school to Kabianga high school in Kericho to replace Dr Joash Aloo, who was elevated to be County Ministry of Education, Homa Bay county.

Koderobara CEO, Isaac Okeyo takes over from Agoro Sare high school’s James Momanyi.

St Mary’s Mabera girls’ moves to St. Charles Lwanga, Ichuni to replace Mary Obondo who takes over from Dr Jane Odhiambo at Bishop Linus Okok girls school in Homa Bay county.

Other schools to be affected in Migori county include Sori boys secondary in Nyatike, West, Kwibancha Girls, Ntimaru, Moi Nyatike Secondary and Okenge Mixed. 

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