teachers, rolling-out of the current Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) and the implementation of the 2016-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Nancy was also at the center of weakening of once powerful unions, KNUT.
It is the TSC boss who issued KNUT with a termination notice of the recognition agreement with the teachers Union.
In the letter, TSC boss Nancy Macharia had notified the National Labour Board that KNUT had plummeted below the number of members as noted in their 51 years agreement.
“The Kenya National Union of Teachers does not have the simple majority of unionise employees under the employment of the Teachers Service Commission as at November 4, 2019,” reads part the letter as quoted by local media.
This is happened just days after de-registering the then KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion from the teaching fraternity. The termination of Sossion was gazetted by the embattled Nancy Macharia.
Nancy’s authoritarianism was also exhibited after the weakening of KNUT and emergence of National Teachers Pressure Group (TPG) an outfit that has become a target of TSC’s merciless anti-union tactics.
TPG led by their chairperson Martha Omollo have become victims of a TSC punitive teacher transfer scheme aimed at TSC critics and teachers’ unions. Mrs Omollo was transferred from a Nairobi school to a Trans Nzoia County school. Mrs Omollo was transferred when she became too vocal against the TSC management. This was Nancy’s way of silencing her and other members.
When they challenged the teacher’s medical scheme terming it frustrating, they were hit with transfer letters.
“TSC under Nancy Macharia has demonstrated its vile commitment to the destruction of teachers’ union through unfair labour practices and outright evil tactics that now include the transfer of teachers ostensibly to far-flung, hardship destinations.The situation at the TSC must be called out for what it truly is; a reign of terror.” Citizen TV’s Linus Kaikai at the time addressing the problem during a broadcast.
Insiders say Macharia has been enjoying a ‘well-greased’ relationship with the insurance firm to let go the contract that has also currently been advertised for renewal.
Under Nancy Macharia, TSC have previously been portrayed unfavourably by critics. High-handedness, impunity, condescension, egotism, unresponsiveness, harshness, and oppression are among the attributes exhibited in the TSC’s management.
She is the 9th Commission Secretary and CEO after Jesse Muhoro (1967 to 1974), James Kamunge (1974 to 1977), Duncan Mwangi (1978 to 1980), Joseph Lijembe (1980 to 1982), Mr Jackson Kang’ali (1982 to 1998), Benjamin Sogomo (1998 to 2003), James Ongwae (2003 to 2004) and Lengoiboni (2004-2015).