Teachers Service Commission is now restraining its employees from participating in political activities or party activities as we enter into the campaign and electioneering period .
The commission in a circular Ref ;EACC.7/10/4VOL.VII (61) Dated 1/10/2020,amplifying the above provisions of the law.
Pursuant to the provisions of Article 77(2) of the constitution of Kenya as read together with section 23 of the leadership and integrity Act ,2011 and Regulation 187 of the code of Regulation for Teachers ,clause 166 of the Human Resource Policies and procedure Manual for Secretariat Staff, public officers are prohibited from holding office and or actively engaging in political activities.
Accordingly ,TSC is reminding all employees of the commission of the explicit positions of the law prohibiting them from taking part in any active political engagements while still in service of the commission ;and further requiring them to refrain from;
- holding office in a political party.
- engaging in a political activity that may compromise or be seen to compromise the political neutrality of the office of they hold.
- publicly indicating support for the or opposition to any political party or candidate in an election ;and
- engaging in activities of any political party or candidate or act as an agent of a political party or candidate in an election.
In relationship with the spirit of National values and good governance under the Constitution which includes impartiality and political neutrality ,its vital for all employees of the commission to adhere to strict observance of the law in respect hereof by abstaining from taking part in political engagements . In this regard ,all employees of the commission are directed to shun partisan political activities while in active public service.
The commission further brings to your attention that any of its employees who currently holds and engages in political activities is in violation of the law and and is liable to disciplinary action . The commission therefore advises such employees to immediately resign from such office. In breach of the above directions of this circular shall result in a disciplinary action