Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina is urging the Kenya Kwanza administration to treat all tribes equally in light of revelations that the government will give priority to UDA-registered TSC number holders in the just announced teachers recruitment by the Teachers Service Commission.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday evening, Senator Ole Kina noted changing the country was possible, but not selectively through only employing two tribes.
”Yes we can change Kenya! But not selectively! we must admit that there are 45 ethnic groups – not only two tribes can be employed as teachers so stop this nonsense of only employing Kikuyus and kales all tribes pay taxes!”
On Friday last week, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) announced mass recruitment of teachers to curb the ongoing shortage across the country.
The vacancies advertised by the body included 9,000 posts on permanent and pensionable terms of service for secondary school teachers and 1,000 posts on permanent and pensionable terms of service for primary school teachers.
The TSC also announced teachers’ internship vacancies of 21,550 posts in junior secondary schools and 4,000 posts in primary schools.
According to sources from the Ruto administration, UDA elected leaders have been given the privilege to directly pick teachers from their constituencies and forward their names to the TSC for recruitment.
This is raising concerns that due process will not be followed in the recruitment exercise, and that only UDA-registered TSC number holders will be recruited.