Current list of TSC Commissioners- Kenya.
Current list of TSC Commissioners- Kenya.

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, is established under Article 237, of the Kenyan Constitution. The Commission consists of a Chairperson and eight other members appointed in accordance with the Constitution and provisions of Section 8 of the TSC Act.

Dr. Muturi is the TSC Commission Chairperson; having been appointed in 2021.

According to the TSC Act, ‘the chairperson and all members of the Commission shall serve on a full – time basis for a non-renewable term of six years.’ Appointments are done by the President.


For one to be appointed the Commission Chair, such an individual should meet following minimum qualifications:

  • holds a degree in education from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • has knowledge and experience of at least fifteen years in matters relating to education and training; and
  • meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

And for members top the Commission, here are the minimum requirements:

  • holds a degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • has knowledge and experience of at least ten years in matters relating to any of the following fields: education; governance; management; or law; and
  • meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.In appointing members of the Commission, the President shall ensure that at least two-thirds of the members have experience in education.


Here is the list of all the current TSC Commissioners;

S/N TSC Commissioner Name Year appointed Year to exit Responsibility
1 Dr Jamleck Muturi John 2021 2027 Chairperson
2 Mbage Njuguna 4/5/2020 2026 Member
3 Leila Abdi 4/5/2020 2026 Member
4 Timon Oyucho 2021 2027 Member

Functions and Powers of the Commission

The Commission performs the following functions:

  • register trained teachers;
  • recruit and employ registered teachers;
  • assign teachers employed by the Commission for service in any public school or institution;
  • promote and transfer teachers;
  • exercise disciplinary control over teachers;
  • terminate the employment of teachers;
  • formulate policies to achieve its mandate;
  • provide strategic direction, leadership and oversight to the secretariat;
  • ensure that teachers comply with the teaching standards prescribed by the Commission under this Act;
  • manage the payroll of teachers in its employment;
  • ¬†facilitate career progression and professional development for teachers in the teaching service including the appointment of head teachers and principals; and
  • monitor the conduct and performance of teachers in the teaching service.

Role of the Commission

The Commission executes the following roles:

  • reviewing the standards of education and training of persons entering the teaching service;
  • reviewing the demand for and supply of teachers;
  • advising the national government on matters relating to the teaching profession; and
  • establishing and maintaining a teaching service adequate to the needs of public learning institutions in Kenya.
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