Below is a circular from TSC on teachers online wealth declaration of income and liabilities in Kenya in 2019 and a guide on how declare your wealth if you are a Kenyan teacher.
Teachers Online Declaration of Wealth
All teachers in Kenya are required to fill an online wealth declaration form by 31st December 2019 (end of every year). This is according to the Public officer Ethic Act.
How to Declare Wealth
TSC in 2017 introduced an online Declaration Portal. This is the portal to be used for the 2017-2019 declarations. Declarations can be made online using the procedure provided in this page: TSC Online Wealth Declaration Guide.
Monitoring of Wealth Declaration
All Heads of Institutions are required to monitor the progress of the Declarations in their respective institutions and report all cases of non-Compliance as reflected in line with Part B in the Wealth Declaration Instruction Manual by 31st December, 2019.
Teachers that are supposed to declare wealth
All teachers in employment of TSC are required to declare their Income, Assets and Liabilities. These include teachers on:
- Leave (Of whatever kind)
- Sick leave
- Authorised absence from duty
Punishment for Failure of Declare Wealth
Any teacher in TSC employment who fails to submit a Declaration or gives false or misleading information is liable to a fine of Kshs. 1,000,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding (1) one year or both upon conviction.
NOTE: It is mandatory for all teachers to have a personal working email address for setting, accessing and resetting individual passwords for the Declaration as applicable. A copy of the submitted Declaration will automatically be sent to the teacher’s email. (d) All sections of the Declaration must be filled. Incomplete Declaration Forms will be rejected by the system.
Deadline: The online declaration portal will be activated with effect from 1st November 2019 to 31st December 2019 to facilitate online declarations.