The Public Service Commission Withdraws Education CS Magoha’s powers

The Public Service Commission PSC has withdrawn the power to manage human resources it had delegated to Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha following demands for his resignation for verbally insulting one of his juniors.
In a circular addressed to chairpersons of public university councils and copied to Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, stated that human resource matters requiring the attention of the commission would be now handled by Dr Belio Kipsang. The memo has widely been shared on social media.
“The purpose of this 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in the Ministry of Education relating to the role of the authorized officer, the commission has in the meantime withdrawn the delegation of its powers and functions from Cabinet Secretary George A. O. Magoha,” the PSC chairman says in the circular.
Mr Kirago said the action was in exercise of the commission’s powers and commitment to protect public servants against undignified and unwarranted attacks.
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Early this week, CS Magoha was captured on camera insulting and humiliating Uasin Gishu County Education director Gitonga Mbaka. In the video that was widely circulated on social media, Magoha could be heard calling the County director ‘stupid’ in presence of other officials and teachers.
Source informed Daily Press that the president was unhappy with Magoha’s act resulting into PSC chair taking action.
In the circular the commission withdraw power to manage human resource by CS Magoha.
“The Public Service Commission has withdrawn the power to manage the human resource functions it had delegated to the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Prof. George Magoha with immediate effect.” Read the circular.
Magoha has been under pressure on his style of leadership at the education ministry. With the Current Covid-19 situation, Magoha has been seen on several occasions take tough stands that have not gone well with parents and the public as well.
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