Arrogant Magoha Looses his PSC Delegated Human Resource Functions To Kipsang’
Education CS Prof. George Magoha is yet in another trouble after the Public Service Commission (PSC), withdrew his human resource functions. This follows a video that recorded the CS public humiliating a CDE.
The Cabinet secretary addressed Mr. Mbaka in a derogatory manner, after finding Langas Primary School untidy.
“Nikisema wewe ni mjinga ni uongo (Would I be lying if I said you are foolish?),” asked Magoha.
The cabinet secretary went ahead and ordered teachers to sweep the school and collect rubbish.
This incident pushed the parliamentary service commission to act. “The Public Service Commission has withdrawn the power to manage the human resources functions it had delegated to the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Prof. George Magoha, with immediate effect,” said PSC communications director, Browne Kutswa, in a press release.
“In his place, the Commission has designated the Principal Secretary for Early Learning and Basic Education, Dr Richard Belio Kipsang, to be in charge of all human resource matters in the ministry,” added PSC.
As per the PSC code, Cabinet Secretaries, being the Chief Executive Officers of ministries and State departments, are designated as authorized officers to exercise delegated management of the human resource under their dockets.
Through writing, the PSC has informed all public universities councils about the removal of Magoha as the human resources boss in the Ministry of Education.
“All human resource matters requiring the attention of the PSC shall henceforth be handled by Dr Kipsang as authorised officer of the ministry until further notice,” said the PSC.
PSC, in writing says it does this to “protect public servants against undignified and unwarranted attacks”.
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has since demanded an apology from the CS, accusing him of demeaning education officials.
Addressing a press conference in Nairobi, Kuppet national chairman Omboko Milemba protested that the CS’s conduct was unbecoming of a senior public official, let alone one who sets and directs policy on education in the country.
Magoha on the other hand declined to apologize, insisting that that is how he does his things. “Nobody should be surprised at how I do things, I was in KNEC. I made things work and now I am here to protect the interest of parents and children. Anytime I cannot do that I have no business being here,” said Magoha.