NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 – At least six Permanent Secretaries serving in the previous regime are among 155 people who have been shortlisted for interviews as Principal Secretaries.
According the Public Service Commission, those shortlisted will undergo public interviews between April 29 and May 10.
In an advertisement appearing in the local dailies, PSC chairperson Margaret Kobia says that 2,088 applications had been received by the April 17 deadline.
Apart from serving Permanent Secretaries others who have applied for the jobs are senior civil servants, heads of parastatals and persons in the private sector.
Some of the applicants include Permanent Secretaries Edward Sambili (Planning), Ludeki Chweya (Home Affairs), Bitange Ndemo (Information), Cyrus Njiru (Transport), Jacob Miaron (Heritage) and David Stower (Water).
Others are Mzalendo Kibunjia of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and Paul Wasanga of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
Officials who worked in the Office of the Prime Ministers who have applied are Caroli Omondi and Abdul Mwasera.
Another notable applicant is the current Chief Executive Officer of Kenyatta National Hospital Richard Leresian Lesiyampe and former Media Max CEO Paul Wanyaga.
Ekuru Aukot who served on the Committee of Experts is also on the shortlist.
Kobia said the interviews will be conducted at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) and invited the public to submit any information that has a bearing on the selection of any shortlisted candidate.
“The candidates should be at the venue half an hour (30 minutes) before the starting time. The candidates should bring with them originals of the following documents: National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates; any other supporting documents and testimonials; and clearance from the following bodies: Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board and the Criminal Investigation Department,” the advertisement read.