Posted on: July 14, 2020 Posted by: Kevin Oduor Comments: 0

Reports had emerged in Facebook claiming that teachers service commission had advertised over 5000 positions for primary teachers. This emerged after the chief executive officer of the commission Nancy Macharia was reappointed to lead the commission. The post was  went round during the time to show that  she had started delivering in her second term as TSC boss. 

Ms Macharia was also accused of being the force behind the wars between Knut and the Kenya. Post Primary Teachers (Kuppet). Some of her controversial policies include the delocalisation of teachers and career development programme and appraisals, which resulted in bad relations with the teachers’ unions, especially the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut). Our fact-check desk looked into the claim and ascertained the following:

While vacant posts are often advertised in Kenya Gazette and the commission website, there were no such advert. The commission also   distanced itself from the post and urged teachers and the public to ignore it.  Therefore a Facebook post claiming that the Teachers Service Commission in Kenya has advertised 5,000 jobs is false.

This  story was produced by Kevin Oduor  from Mtaani Radio in Partnership with Code For Africa’s iLAB Data Journalism Program with support from  Deutsche Welle Akademie.