Malalah, Omanga, Itumbi, Jaguar among 224 shortlisted for CAS posts
President William Ruto’s Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi, former Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malalah and former nominated Senator Millicent Omanga have made a shortlist of 224 candidates selected to fill the position of Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS).
In a list published by the Public Service Commission (PSC) on its website, the positions attracted 5,183 applications.
“Pursuant to the provisions of Article 132(4)(a) of the Constitution and Section 30 of the Public Service Commission Act, 2017, the Commission invited applications from suitably qualifed for the position of Chief Administrative Secretary in the print media and the Public Service Commission website on 13th October, 2022. The advert attracted 5,183 applications,” the advert reads.
Cate Waruguru, Charles Njagua Kanyi (Jaguar), ex-journalist Mwanaisha Chidzuga, MacDonald Mariga, Wilson Sossion, Caleb Kositany and Bishop Margaret Wanjiru are also among those on the list.
Others include former MPs John Muchiri and Isaac Mwaura and former governors; Evans Kidero, Patrick Khaemba, James Ongwae and John Mruttu.
Former Kirinyaga Women Representative Purity Wangui Ngirici also made the list.
The shortlist comes after a court dismissed a case filed by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), which challenged the legality of creating CAS positions.
The court ruled that the PSC had the mandate to establish CAS positions as part of public service reforms.
The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at the PSC office in Nairobi starting on 1st March, 2023.
The interview schedule showing the date and time for each candidate is accessible on the PSC website.
Candidates are required to bring originals of their national identity card, academic and professional certificates, supporting documents and testimonials, and clearances from various bodies such as KRA, HELB, EACC, DCI and CRB.
The PSC has also asked members of the public to avail any credible information of interest relating to any of the shortlisted candidates through sworn affidavits or online submissions to the PSC by 28th February, 2023.