Ali Billow Mahat, the principal of Danaba Mixed Secondary School in Wajir County, stated they learned they had been removed from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) payroll after failing to get their August pay.
The principal revealed to TUKO.co.ke that he inquired with TSC as to why he had not gotten his income and was advised that it had been stopped due to ‘his death.’
TSC removed me from their payroll on August 1, 2022. After missing my August salary on August 25, I enquired from them what happened to my salary since I was on duty,” he said.
“That is the time they informed me my salary had been stopped on the grounds that I am dead,” an angry Ali continued.
Ali is not the only disgruntled teacher in the region; Isiah Kibara Kimathi and Etirikia Kimathi Shadrak are still awaiting payment.
Copies of death certificates
The teachers claim that they received their death certificates while teaching and that they have not been paid since.
In addition, they stated that they do not know what prompted TSC to cease paying them and issue them death certificates, but they are now demanding answers and justice.
TSC told TUKO.co.ke that it had heard the complaints from the teachers and was looking into the situation.
Further, the teachers contended that they play a crucial role in shaping society.
They also asserted that they rise by the grace of God, gather themselves, and tirelessly carry out their jobs in the most difficult place, as indicated by TSC maps.