A top functionary of the teachers Service Commission( TSC) has been sacked over claims of soliciting for tenders from headliners, corruption and abuse of office.
Deputy principal superintendent Kennedy Juma Mulunda was set up reproachable of using his position to blackjack further than 10 headliners from colorful seminaries in Western and Nyanza into awarding some companies contracts.
A platoon of officers who probed the matter set up Dr Mulanda shamefaced of hanging to deal with teachers who defied his preludes in the event that he becomes the principal administrative officer after Dr Nancy Macharia. His termination was communicated to him in a letter dated June 20, inked by Dr Macharia, who’s in- charge of the secretariat staff.
Dr Macharia said she was acting under instructions from the officers after examinations from headliners set up inviting substantiation against him.
Dr Mulunda was issued with a termination letter after being taken through a correctional commission in January. He’s also indicted of using his position as the deputy CEO to blackjack the commission’s officers in the regions.
“ Pursuant to the vittles of clause 10 of your employment contract, the commission has made a decision to terminate your employment contract with effect from June 20, 2022, ” reads the letter by Dr Macharia.
According to sources, TSC president, Dr Jamleck Muturi, appointed a special commission to probe the allegations of abuse of office against Dr Mulunda and collected a report in February.
The Nation learnt that Dr Macharia didn’t sit in the probing commission as correctional authorizations are purely done by the officers under the directives of the president.
Among the allegations, Dr Mulunda is indicted that on different dates in 2020 and 2021, he abused his office by impacting, pressing and bogarting staffing officers to effect transfer of several headliners in Western and Nyanza outside the approved transfer matrix in casualness of the commission’s transfer policy.
He’s also indicted of pressing headliners from colorful public seminaries to award tenders to companies associated with him against the Public Procurement and means Disposal Act.
Among the tenders he demanded were fumigation services in colorful seminaries. The Nation learnt that 10 teachers from the region were invited by TSC and they witnessed against him.
In a report prepared by the officers, a star witnessed that Dr Mulunda told the academy to award the tender of laboratory chemicals and outfit to a company that wasn’t among the prequalified suppliers.
In some of the seminaries, the headliners told the officers that Dr Mulunda engaged speakers of boards to award the tenders to the companies without following procurement regulations. In other seminaries, he constrained the headliners to award the tenders to his cousins.
For headliners who refused to heed to his instructions, the heads witnessed, that he’d hang them with transfers or initiated their transfers as a way of chastising them.
One star witnessed before the TSC probing commission that Dr Mulunda would visit seminaries and introduce suppliers of colorful goods similar as stationery and printing papers and demand that the seminaries award the tenders to them.
Another star told the officers that Dr Mulunda introduced him to a security establishment grounded in Nairobi and demanded that he awards the company security services tender, which he declined.
Between September 2020 and September 2021, Dr Mulunda is also indicted of having visited further than five seminaries in the regions with directors of colorful companies associated with him and some family members and demanded that the seminaries award him tenders.
According to TSC, transfer of teachers must follow the law of regulation. The transfers must consider the need for acceptable distribution and optimal utilisation of preceptors, vacuity of vacuities and need for relief, being staffing morals, medical grounds and other compelling grounds as the commission may consider necessary.
In one of the transfers, Dr Mulunda is indicted of instructing a commission’s functionary to transfer a top citing poor performance and stakeholder hostility.The commission established that the said academy’s academic performance was on upward trend since 2018.
In the TSC’s termination letter, Dr Macharia said Dr Mulunda was invited to show cause why his contract of employment couldn’t be terminated on the grounds that he traduced the Public Officers and Ethics Act.
Dr Mulunda denied the allegations before the commission. “ The commission has precisely reviewed your case, the substantiation presented before it as well as your written response and determined that you were shamefaced of the allegations raised against you which is in violation of the terms and condition of your contract, ” said Dr Macharia.
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