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Varsity Vice-Chancellors, Ruto Loyalists Dominate Shortlist for PS Jobs

Varsity Vice-Chancellors, Ruto Loyalists Dominate Shortlist for PS Jobs

Kenyans who applied to serve as Principal Secretaries in various ministries under the Kenya Kwanza government included university vice-chancellors, scholars, and media consultants.

PSs who served under the Jubilee government, parastatal chiefs, and political orphans who are not ready to warm up in the cold is also competing for the top positions.

Prof Laban Ayiro, Vice Chancellor of Daystar University, is at the head of the pack.

South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) Vice Chancellor Geoffrey M Muluvi, who also chairs the Vice Chancellors’ Committee, has been shortlisted for a PS job by the Public Service Commission (PSC).

Prof Stephen Agong, VC of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), is also on the list.

Current Secretaries of State Simon Nabukwesi (University Education), Jwan Julius (Basic Education), and Belio Kipsang (Regional and Northern Corridor Development) have also been nominated.

Sara Ruto, Chief Administrative Secretary for Education, Eusebius Juma Mukhwana, Director General and CEO of the Kenya National Qualifications Authority, and Charles Mutuma Ringera, Chief Executive Officer of the Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) are also on the list.

Samuel Siringi, a former Nation Media Group editor and media and communications expert, is also on the list.

Dr. Siringi, a senior lecturer in media, communications, and research at the University of Nairobi, has extensive experience in strategic communications consulting in government, the private sector, the UN, and the World Bank.

He is also a former deputy director of the School of Journalism at the University of Nairobi.

Devolution PS Shortlisted are Charles Sunkuli, his Housing counterpart Charles Hinga, and Chege Thenya Muchiri, the Director of Administration in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning.

From October 12, all shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at the PSC offices.

The interview panel will also include Patrick Amoth, acting Director General of Health; Julius Nyagah Mwabu, Deputy Director in the Ministry of East African Community; Raymond Ochieng, Inaugural Secretary Youth Affairs at the Ministry of ICT, Innovation, and Youth Affairs; and Patrick Bucha, former Secretary, Housing in the State Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Moffat Kangi, former Principal Administrative Secretary Internal Security; Thuita Mwangi, former Foreign Affairs PS; Chris Kiptoo, Environment and Forestry PS; Micah Pkopus Powon, PS Ministry of Devolution and Planning; Prof Michael Kibet Kibet, former Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Medical Training College; Kirimi Kaberia, former Mining and Petroleum; and Dr Andrew Mulwa, Acting Director of Medical Services and Head of Directorate of Preventive and Promotional Services



Former governors Cleophas Lagat (Nandi) and Samuel Tunai are also scheduled to appear before the panel (Narok).

Former chief executives have also been considered for PS positions. Nixon Kipkemoi (New Co-operatives Creameries), Wilson Kipkirui Aruasa (Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital), William Kibet (Kenya Wildlife Service), Samson Macharia (Kenya Pipeline), and Sammy Lemuke Naporos are among those who have been recognized (Kerio Valley Development Authority).

Maurice Akech, former National Construction Authority (NCA) General Manager for Research, Training, and Capacity Building, is also on the list.

Varsity Vice-Chancellors, Ruto Loyalists Dominate Shortlist for PS Jobs

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