The Public Service Commission in Kenya has recently published a list of 224 individuals who are under consideration for the role of Cabinet Administrative Secretaries.
Notable figures among the shortlisted candidates include former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, ex-Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion, and former governors Patrick Simiyu Khaemba, James Ongwae, Moses Lenolkulal, and Samuel Tunai.
Additionally, the list includes former Kakamega Senator Cleophas Wakhungu, Dennitah Ghati, Caleb Kositany, Chris Wamalwa, Charles Njaguar (alias Jaguar), Nicholas Gumbo, President William Ruto’s ally Denis Itumbi, former football star McDonald Mariga, former Kisumu Senator Fredrick Outa, Kirinyaga Governor aspirant Purity Wangui Ngirici, former nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura, ex-journalist Mwanaisha Chidzuga, and former Deputy Governor of Makueni County Adelina Mwau.
The Public Service Commission announced that the shortlisted candidates were selected according to the guidelines set out in Article 132(4)(a) of the Constitution and Section 30 of the Public Service Commission Act of 2017.
The interviews for the candidates will be conducted by the Public Service Commission starting from March 1st, 2023, at their offices on Harambee Avenue in Nairobi.
Candidates can find the schedule for their interviews on the Commission’s website.
In addition to bringing their original National Identity Cards, Academic and Professional certificates and transcripts, and any other supporting documents and testimonials, candidates are also required to provide current and valid clearances from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, a Registered Credit Reference Bureau, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Police Clearance Certificate), and a Printed Online Self-declaration Application Acknowledgement Receipt or a Self-Declaration Form duly signed.
The position of Cabinet Administrative Secretaries is critical in ensuring the proper functioning of various administrative processes throughout the Kenyan government.
It is therefore essential that the selection process is fair and transparent to ensure the best candidate is chosen for the job.
The successful candidate will need to possess excellent leadership, management, and integrity qualities to guarantee that the public is satisfied with government services.