Female teachers married in nandi and not from within denied employment

Female teachers married in Nandi and not from within the county denied teaching employment and asked to instead apply in their former counties.


Tens of female teachers were denied employment by TSC in Nandi on the basis of their counties of birth.


The teachers had applied for employment in Nandi on the basis of their marriages.

Despite producing their marriage certificates as evidence of marriage, TSC officials declined claiming that they were only required to give priority to unemployed local teachers.

The female teachers who were accompanied by their spouses protested saying the issue of “local teachers” was not part of TSC requirements and that they were unfairly denied employment.

They were Speaking to The Star in Kapsabet on Friday, moments after the conclusion of the employment of 35,000 teachers countrywide.

“TSC seems to be promoting localization of marriages instead of using it for national integration,” a female teacher charged.

The teachers hail from various counties among them Baringo, Trans-Nzoia, Bungoma, Uasin-Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kericho, Bomet, Nakuru and Laikipia among others.

They want TSC to apologize to them and hand them employment letters since they met all the requirements criteria’s.

Contacted for comment, Chesumei sub-county director of TSC Kennedy Mekenye denied saying he was not aware of such.

“I had personally invited them for interviews, for now, i’m not aware of anyone rejected on the basis of marriage,” Mekenye told the Star on phone.

Majority of those rejected were from Chesumei sub-county with spouses protesting over discrimination.

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