TSC boss to be arrested if she fails to appear in court

TSC boss to be arrested if she fails to appear in court

The High Court in Nakuru has extended summons issued to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Nancy Macharia to appear in person or face imprisonment for contempt of court.

Mrs. Macharia had been summoned to appear before the court to explain why TSC had failed to honor a Supreme Court order directing that retired teachers  be paid Ksh 42.3 billion owed to them in arrears.

The TSC boss was supposed to explain in person to the court why the money has not yet been released to pay the teachers yet the Treasury had released a sum of Ksh 1.5 billion to the TSC for the first phase of the payments to the retirees and nothing has been implemented so far.

TSC, through its lawyer Wanjiku Mbiu, told the court that Nancy Macharia had travelled out of the country on official business and was to return before Wednesday.

Lawyer  Dominic Kimatta, representing the retirees, however, argued that he had information that the TSC boss is indeed in the country and by her not honoring summons should be treated as contempt of court.

Nancy Macharia was ordered by the Nakuru High Court through a ruling by Justice Janet Mulwa that upheld a ruling by Supreme Court to pay retired teachers.

Justice Doreen Odero, who presided over the case, extended the summons to Nancy Macharia to appear in person by June 16th failure to which she will be arrested and jailed for contempt of court.

“The TSC boss Nancy Macharia should appear in person to answer to the allegations and failure will lead to the arrest and prosecution for contempt of court.”

Report by Simon Ngure

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