Public Service Commission adds 108 names to PS shortlist

PSC's Commission House Headquarters on Harambee Avenue, Nairobi. [File, Standard]

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has added 108 names to the list of Principal Secretary candidates.

This has pushed the total number of shortlisted applicants to 585 from 477.

The PSC says the reason for adding more names on the list is to deepen regional and gender inclusivity.

"The commission has reviewed the number of shortlisted candidates in order to deepen inclusivity with regard to gender, the marginalised and minority groups, the youth and persons living with disabilities in accordance with Article 232 (1) (h) of the Constitution," the PSC said in a notice of its new list published in The Standard and Nation newspapers on Saturday, October 8.

Members of the public have been invited to give credible information of interest on any of the 585 shortlisted candidates on or before Tuesday, October 11.

"The information should be in the form of sworn affidavits addressed to the Secretary/CEO of the Public Service Commission through [email protected]," said the PSC.

The full list of shortlisted applicants is available on Page 18 of The Saturday Standard.

Politicians, technocrats, scholars, former principal secretaries are among those who have expressed interest in the available 49 PS jobs.

Some of the notable names include Dr Patrick Amoth, the Acting Director-General for Health, Outgoing Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Mercy Mwangangi, immediate former Lang'ata MP Nixon Korir, outgoing PSs Dr Belio Kipsang (East African Community) and Dr Julius Jwan (Basic Education), Mary Chebukati, the wife of IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati, among others.

The PSC had, on Friday, October 7, published in the newspapers a list of 477 shortlisted candidates drawn from 9,154 applications before the Saturday revision.

Interviews, as per the PSC, will be held between Wednesday, October 12 and Saturday, October 22 at the PSC's Commission House Headquarters on Harambee Avenue, Nairobi.