Kajiado MPs claim locals were denied teaching jobs

DP William Ruto with MP Peris Tobiko Kajiado East ( l) pay last tribute to late Elijah Muterian ole Kuyo father to nominated Senator Mary Senata (c)

By Michael Opiyo

Members of Parliament (MPs) from Kajiado County have protested against the recent teachers recruitment exercise in the area.

The MPs claimed that the jobs were given to applicants from outside Kajiado while those from the local community were ignored.

The exercise was carried out last month after the Teachers Service Commission advertised 5000 teaching jobs across the country.

The MPs led by Peris Tobiko and George Sunkuyia of Kajiado East and Kajiado West constituencies said locals were left in favour of outsiders.

They spoke at the burial of the late Elijah Muterian ole Kuyo, father to nominated Senator Mary Senata at Embolioi, Oltoroto, in Kajiado East.

They appealed for intervention from the national government so that local school leavers can be recruited.

Tobiko cited Mashuru where 1,600 applicants turned for the interview but no local school leaver was recruited with the same happening in Isinya.

“Where do they want our children to go after undertaking teaching courses?” Sunkuyia questioned TSC. They said most of secondary and primary schools in rural areas were understaffed and yet their sons and daughters were being denied teaching opportunities.

The function was attended by Deputy President William Ruto, and County Executive Committee Members (CECMs) Michael Semera and Jackline Koin.

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