- Eastern region follows closely with 3,578 transfers, Western (2,003), Nyanza (1,425), Coast (560), while Central had only 491 applications.
- "A total of 14,733 teachers across the country had submitted their applications for transfer to their local counties," the memo reads.
Statistics from the Teachers Service Commission have revealed that most teachers affected by the delocalisation policy are from Rift Valley region.
A memo from the commission has shown that 3,962 teachers have been transferred back to their home counties in the region.
Eastern region follows closely with 3,578 transfers, Western (2,003), Nyanza (1,425), Coast (560), while Central had only 491 applications.
"A total of 14,733 teachers across the country had submitted their applications for transfer to their local counties," the memo reads.
Out of these applications, 68 school principals also wanted to be transferred in Rift Valley.
The delocalisation policy had sparked uproar and outrage among teachers with Kenya Kwanza politicians vowing to reverse it.
"The purpose of this memo is to seek approval to mail the list of teachers to be transferred within regions and the memo to the regional headquarters," the memo reads.
Another set of teachers who had been transferred away from their regions also sought transfers.
The commission approved 2,594 transfers, which will be initiated at the TSC headquarters.
"All teachers and deputy headteachers are reporting on January 23, while school heads are to report on January 16," the memo reads.
From the statistics, 226 school principals, 189 deputy headteachers and 1,948 primary schools headteachers were moved to counties of their choice.
Some 1,316 secondary teachers and 10,934 primary school teachers will be transferred.
The commission said TSC regional heads will oversee transfers within their regions.
The scrapping of the delocalisation policy comes after MPs compelled TSC to review the policy.
The motion fronted by Lurambi MP Titus Khamala was passed in Parliament on November 3.
Khamala had written the motion seeking to immediately reverse the ongoing process of delocalised teachers from their workstations.
This means if TSC is to transfer a teacher, they should be moved to a different school within the zone they work in.