SHAME: UHURU/ RUTO want their people to be on the PSC list for Principal Secretaries jobs.News 15:56
Sunday April 14, 2013 - Corruption, favoritism and impunity have yet again dominated the Public Service Commission (PSC) in the vetting and short listing of candidates to be picked for the post of Principal Secretaries.
This was revealed by Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK), a lobby group which threatened to move to court to stop the process if PSC continues to bend the due process in short listing candidates.
According to the COFEK Secretary General Stephen Mutoro, PSC bent the rules when it extended the time for submission of applications for the job to next Wednesday.
Mutoro accused President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto for engineering the extension of time in order to favour and include their unnamed cronies who had not applied by the end of the first deadline.
However, PSC Chairperson on Thursday refuted the allegation saying that her commission was independent and not even the President could influence their decision.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is required by law to pick from the list submitted to him by PSC names to be approved by parliament as Principal Secretaries who replace Permanent Secretaries in the old structure.
COFEK has written to PSC demanding revocation of the re-advertisement of the posts or else they move to court to stop it.
The Kenyan DAILY POST