A number of secondary school head teachers in Murang’a were not left out in the recent transfers being implemented by their employer.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has transferred some section principals who have been directed to hand over between September 1 and 11.
The Commission has also elevated some teachers to the rank of principal in the process of replacing those who have retired or left the service through natural attrition.
TSC has targeted teachers who have stayed in one school for many years in implementing the move on delocalization still in operation.
The Principal of Kirwara Boys High School in Gatanga, Mr. James Gitau has been moved to head Chania Boys in Thika after the former Principal Allan Macharia passed on in July.
The Principal at Gaichanjiru Boys Mr. James Mbothu, was moved to take over the leadership mantle from Gitau at Kirwara Boys.
Principal at Koimbi Boys in Kahuro Sub-county, Dr. John Muthee and also the Chairman Kahuro Secondary School Heads Association, has been moved to Kimunyu Secondary School in Gatundu South, Kiambu.
The head teacher of Kiruri Boys High School in Kangema, Mr. Kung’u was moved to Makuyu Boys, while Principal of Endarasha Boys in Nyeri county, Mr Mwangi is the new head at Baricho Boys High School.
Murang’a TSC Director, Mr. Nimrod Kimathi has written to the affected teachers to hand over during the given period to allow preparations of reopening of schools once the government decides when learning will resume.
Other heads affected include Charles Kinyua, who was moved from Lishau Boys High School in Ndaragwa, Nyandarua County to head Gaichanjiru Boys located a few kilometres from Maragua town.
Mr. Karuri Gakure the head at Mirichu Secondary school in Kahuro, Murang’a County was moved to Leshau Boys High School to replace Kinyua.
Among those who have retired is Abraham Githuka of Mang’u High School, replaced by Mr. J.M Kuria from Baricho High School, Kirinyaga County. Also retiring is Ms Njagi from Kamahuha Girls High School in Murang’a.
According to information posted in TSC website, the transfers were done across all counties mostly affected the teachers who have served in one station for many years.
By Bernard Munyao