The prohibition of teachers by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) from presiding over elections in Makueni County will adversely affect the governance of all training in the area.
Finally, the County Electoral Officer Maurice Raria blamed the TSC’s move to withdraw the teachers from the ongoing Support Trainers (SET) training at Makueni Boys High School, where the meeting was to be held.
The training of SETs, logistics staff and ICT staff … The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) says banning teachers from presidential elections in Makueni County will negatively affect the management of training in the area.
Finally, the District Electoral Officer Maurice Raria blamed the TSC’s move to withdraw the teachers from the ongoing Support Trainers (SET) training at Makueni Boys High School, where the meeting was to be held.
He said the training of SET, logistics officers and ICT personnel began on June 25 and will continue until July 28, 2022, after which they will train command officers and deputy chief officers (DPO) from July 31 to August 3. year
Raria informed the IEBC that 9,000 officers have been recruited to conduct the Elections in Makueni, adding that teachers are half of the POs and DPOs recruited to assist in the conduct of the Elections.
Finally, the Director of Elections said that the term TSC is illegal because it will endanger the conduct of credible elections in the district, because the teachers who are employed have almost no time to hire others to fill the vacancies that will arise. it was withdrawn at this critical moment.
“If we don’t have teachers working as POs, we will miss half of this important human resource, thus jeopardizing the entire exercise,” Raria said at a meeting of the National Government District Service Coordinating Committee (NGCSDCC). Council Commissioner Gilbert Kitio at Wote Council on Tuesday. He also informed the meeting of their unanimous support for IEBC after TSC had previously allowed the recruitment of teachers and offered their services in August. 9 options.
“As IEBC, we were initially hesitant to recruit teachers, but after we were assured that TSC would be good, we hired them,” he said.
However, in response to the demands, the district commissioner urged the officers back in the area to write to the TSC headquarters to convey to Nairobi through the Makueni office to resolve the issue amicably.
Explaining that on August 5 and 6, the counting and training of the election officials, Raria asked the head of the local division to deliver TPS based on constituencies to six TPS in the district, especially by truck.
“We have received ballot boxes, election shoes and gas lamps to be moved to the constituency. “If we wait until the last minute, there will be problems,” he said.
In the matter of security, he said security agencies have been involved which will be crucial in managing all 1130 polling stations.
Security is also required in all the 7 centers so that 2,602 police personnel will be deployed to provide security during the election period.