NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 7 – The post of chairperson of the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) has been advertised following the exit of Philip Kinisu who resigned in the wake of allegations that a company linked to his family had business dealings with the National Youth Service.
In an advert in the local dailies, the Public Service Commission indicated that applicants must be holders of a degree from a University recognized in Kenya and must have experience of not less than 15 years in ethic and governance, Law and Leadership.
“Pursuant to Sections 9 (b) of the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (Amendment) Act, 2015, the Public Service Commission hereby invites application from suitably qualified Kenyans for the position of Chairman of the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission,” the advert stated.
It further pointed out that those seeking the post should have met the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution and must have had a distinguished career in their respective fields.
According to the statement, a person shall not qualify for appointment if he or she is a member of a governing body of a political party or has been removed from public office for contravening the provisions of the Constitution.
“The Chairperson, Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission shall be appointed for a single term of six years, shall not be eligible for re-appointment and shall serve on a part time basis. The allowances payable to the Chairperson, being a state officer shall be determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission,” it said.
Kinisu quit a day after the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee recommended that he be suspended and investigated for conflict of interest.
EACC had been investigating a corruption scandal at NYS involving the loss of hundreds of millions of shillings.
It found that Kinisu had failed to disclose his interest in a company that did business with NYS.