Welcome, Guest: Join Kenyans247 Log In!

Stats: 333 Members, 17,359 topics and 65 posts Date:  Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 12:11 AM
Popular & Trending NewestFeatured Links ClassifiedDirectoryLivescoresLive Kenyan TVLive Kenyan Radio Follow Us Like Us

About Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy FAQ's Disclaimer Copyright Contact Us Advertise With Us Download K247 APP Marketplace Moderator Policy We Are Hiring Kenya Radio and TV Stations Listen and Watch Live Letter From the C.E.O Kenya Radio Stations Live Kenya TV Stations Live Kenya - Newspapers and News Sites and popular blog Forum Rules

Magoha dismisses PSC move, says only Uhuru can limit powers

Kenyans247 / Science/Technology / Education / Magoha dismisses PSC move, says only Uhuru can limit powers

98 people viewed

Uhuru Dismisses Critics Of Bbi Report, Rallies Support Prof. Magoha Backs Move To Stop ‘unfit Students’ From Graduating Tanasha Donna Dismisses Breakup Rumours With Lovely Photo Of Diamond Platnumz Magoha To Be Probed Over Claims Of Unethical Conduct
(Go Down) (» Reply topic)
Magoha dismisses PSC move, says only Uhuru can limit powers by Kenyans247(1): Sat 14, November, 2020 05:17pm
What you need to know:
Speaking at Ayany Primary School in Kibra, Nairobi County, Prof Magoha said he will only stop discharging his duties if President Uhuru Kenyatta instructs him to.
The CS said although he is not perfect, he recognises that for any meaningful, positive and measurable changes to take place, “things must be done differently”.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has dismissed the Public Service Commission's withdrawal of his human resource powers, saying nothing will stop him from discharging his duties.
kenyans247
The PSC made the move after Prof Magoha was criticised and accused of being arrogant following a video clip of him reprimanding Uasin Gishu Education director, Dr Gitonga Mbaka, which went viral.

Speaking at Ayany Primary School in Kibra, Nairobi County, on Saturday, the CS said he will only stop discharging his duties if President Uhuru Kenyatta instructs him to.

“Unless otherwise directed by my appointing authority, I shall continue to perform all my duties and responsibilities with zeal and commitment and ensure all officers in the Ministry of Education perform their duties for the benefit of the Kenyan child, parents and all education stakeholders,” he said.


The CS said although he is not perfect, he recognises that for any meaningful, positive and measurable changes to take place, “things must be done differently”.

“I recognise that this process is bound to generate resistance if tangible results are to be achieved,” he said.

Prof Magoha further defended his management style, reiterating that it has proven successful over the years.

The CS said since he was appointed Education CS, he has been able to fight chronic absenteeism in the ministry, where more than 60 per cent of the employees used to report as late as 11am.

“I spearheaded the installation of CCTV and biometric devices at all entry and exit points for [monitoring entry and exit] by all ministry personnel. Though it was initially resisted, within a span of six months, cases of absenteeism reduced to almost zero, with nearly all top managers voluntarily reporting by 6.30am,” said Prof Magoha.

Sossion’s view
The PSC stripped CS Magoha of the powers to manage the human resource functions delegated to him, saying the goal is to protect public servants against undignified and unwarranted attacks.

In his place, the commission appointed the Principal Secretary for Early Learning and Basic Education, Dr Belio Kipsang, to be in charge of all human resource matters in the ministry.

“The purpose of this general letter is to inform you that in view of the recent incident in the Ministry of Education relating to the role of the Authorized Officer, the commission has, in the meantime, withdrawn the delegation of its powers and functions from the Cabinet Secretary … and delegated the said powers to the Principal Secretary ... with immediate effect,” read a circular by PSC chair Stephen Kirogo.

The circular was addressed to chairpersons of public universities councils’ and copied to the Head of Public Service, Dr Joseph Kinyua.

On Saturday, however, Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion defended the CS, claiming cartels are conspiring to remove him from office.


“[The] cartels [that] conspired to remove CS Amina (Mohamed) [are] the same ones conspiring to remove Magoha because of fighting corruption, taking advantage of a very minor routine confrontation with his field officer,” Mr Sossion said, without giving proof.

“The President should not buy into this nonsense," he added.

While touring schools in Machakos and Kitui on Thursday and Friday, Prof Magoha said while he is not perfect, he will do everything within his powers to ensure public officers do their work.

Cabinet Secretaries, as chief executive officers of ministries and State departments, are designated as authorised officers exercising delegated powers and functions of the PSC in the management of the human resource function under their purview.

Prof Magoha said that having accrued considerable experience in public service in numerous capacities, he is certain the ministry’s projects will be a success under his leadership.

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) and the Senate condemned the CS’s action and asked him to apologise.

fnyamai@ke.nationmedia.com

https://nation.africa/kenya/news/education/magoha-dismisses-psc-move-says-only-uhuru-can-limit-powers-3021088

0 Shares 0 Like •

(» Go Up)

You must Sign in or Sign Up to post content

For you to post content on this website you have to log in or register, it only take few minute to create account

Go Up

Recommended for you

Magoha To Be Probed Over Claims Of Unethical Conduct Knut Boss Wilson Sossion Dismisses Tsc Circular Cs Magoha Takes Matters In Own Hands After Uhuru Directive Court Dismisses Herders’ Appeal Over Eviction From Disputed Nanyuki Land

Currently: 1 guest(s) reading this article

Sections: International Forum, Travel, Agriculture, Business, Pets, Computers, Building/Architecture, Universities, Webmasters, Innovation, Theatre/Comedy, Music/Radio, Forum Games, Gaming, Photography, South Sudan Forum, Tanzania Forum, Burundi Forum, Somalia Forum, Rwanda Forum,

About Us | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | FAQ's | Disclaimer | Copyright | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Download K247 APP | Marketplace | Moderator Policy | We Are Hiring | Kenya Radio and TV Stations Listen and Watch Live | Letter From the C.E.O | Kenya Radio Stations Live | Kenya TV Stations Live | Kenya - Newspapers and News Sites and popular blog | Forum Rules | Featured LinksFollow Us on TwitterLike Us on Facebook

Kenyans247 - Copyright © 2019 - 2021 Sande Kennedy. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise.
Disclaimer: Every Kenyans247 member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Kenyans247.