The Public Service Commission of Kenya has released a list of 14 shortlisted candidates who are vying for the position of Ethic and Anti-Corruption Commission, including Kivutha Kibwana, former Governor of Makueni County.
The interviews for the shortlisted candidates are set to begin on February 27th, with Kibwana and seven other candidates to be interviewed on that day.
The remaining six candidates, which include CITAM bishop David Adang Oginde, will be interviewed on February 28th.
Other candidates shortlisted for the Ethic and Anti-Corruption Commission position include Thomas Letangule, Benjamin Adam Mure Mweri, Abdihafid Abdullahi Yarow, Amani Yuda Komora, Kaberia Isaac Kubai, and Eliud Wanjao Ngige.
The position of Ethic and Anti-Corruption Commission became available for application on January 20th, 2023, and closed on February 2nd, 2023, with a total of 89 applications received.
The successful candidate will replace Bishop Emeritus Eliud Wabukhala, whose term ended on January 17th, 2023.
Shortlisted candidates must produce original copies of their papers and approvals from relevant government agencies.
The public has until February 24th to provide any credible information about the candidates through sworn affidavits or online.
The Ethic and Anti-Corruption Commission is a state agency that investigates and prosecutes corruption cases in Kenya.
The chosen candidate will be expected to lead the agency in the fight against corruption, which has been a significant problem in the country.
Kibwana, who has a background in law, served as the Governor of Makueni County from 2013 to 2022. He has been an advocate for devolution and good governance in Kenya.
Bishop Oginde is a senior pastor at the Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) in Nairobi and has been vocal in the fight against corruption in the country.
The interviewing panel will have the responsibility of selecting the most suitable candidate for the position, someone who has a history of integrity and is committed to fighting corruption in Kenya.