Wilson Sossion has not Replaced Nancy Macharia as TSC CEO

False information has been circulating on social media regarding the appointment of Wilson Sossion as the new Chief Executive of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).


The claim that Sossion had replaced Nancy Macharia, the current TSC CEO, has been made public through a message extensively circulated on social media. This is false.

Wilson Sossion/COURTESY

Sossion has already put out a statement on Twitter, requesting that his followers disregard the widely shared message.

He has said, “My attention has been drawn to social media fake reporting that I have been appointed TSC CEO. This is not true. Teachers Service Commission CEO is appointed through competitive advertising when a vacancy arises. Please ignore such rumors.”

Macharia has been the CEO of TSC since June 15, 2015, when she succeeded Gabriel Lengoiboni, who had been in the position for 11 years. Her five-year tenure set to expire in 2020 was extended.

The Teachers Service Commission was formed under Kenya’s 2010 Constitution in Chapter 13 Part 3, Article 237. The Commission is in charge of teachers at all public elementary and secondary schools, as well as Teachers Training Colleges (TTCs).

According to the constitution, the commission’s responsibilities are as follows: Register qualified educators. Recruit and hire certified instructors. Assign instructors employed by the commission to any public school or institution for service.

The TSC Act requires that the post be publicized and that interested persons apply. The commission then shortlists applicants and interviews them. The commission selects the top candidate following the interviews.

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