Monday, November 30, 2020
Home > Editor's Pick > Panel to recruit NCIC Vice Chair takes oath, vows to deliver the best

Panel to recruit NCIC Vice Chair takes oath, vows to deliver the best

Priscilla Nyokabi, the  Chairperson National Cohesion and Integration Commission being sworn in as a member of the selection panel for the selection of nominees for appointment as Commissioner of the National Cohesion and integration Commission for a term of three years on Tuesday February 4, 2020 at  the Public Service Headquarters in Nairobi. Photo by KNA.
Anne Amadi, the Registrar Judiciary, being sworn in as a member of the selection panel for the selection of nominees for appointment as Commissioner of the National Cohesion and integration Commission for a term of three years today at the Public Service Headquarters in Nairobi. Photo by KNA.

The  Public Service Commission Chairman, Stephen Kirogo on Tuesday urged the selection panel for nominees of the  National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Vice Chair to exercise the highest level of integrity during the process.

The  seat fell vacant following the demise of NCIC Vice-Chair, Fatuma Tabwara  who collapsed during the wedding of her nephew in Kombani, Kwale County late last year. Tabwara  was part of the new NCIC commissioners that was sworn in by Chief Justice, David Maraga.

The  membership of the panel is the same one that recruited the current Chairperson and Commissioners of the NCIC. The  panel was constituted by the Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi through Gazette Notice No. 483 on 24TH January 2020, to find a replacement for the late Commissioner.

During the meeting at Commission House, Kirogo  urged the panel to maintain the same focus in the new assignment and expressed his confidence that the panel will do their level best to recruit the best qualified candidates.

“I have no doubt that the trust and confidence that the appointing authority demonstrated by selecting you for this work will not be betrayed and that you will do the best you can to recruit the best qualified Kenyan for the position,” he said.

Kirogo notified the panelists of the Constitution which envisaged that the commission to not only function independently according to the powers conferred upon them, but also exercise high level of responsibility.

He further reminded on its critical provisions of NCIC Act No. 12 of 2008 which he insisted they cannot afford to compromise, namely no. 18 Qualification of Commissioners, No 25 Objects and functions of the Commissions and No. 26 Powers of the Commission.

Ms. Priscilla Nyokabi, National Gender and Equality Commission who also doubles as the panels Chairperson noted that many aspects of the NCIC is anchored in the Building Bridges Initiative, asserting on the critical role of the commission.

“We will serve in the role given to the best of our ability while observing the best manners possible,” said Nyokabi.

The  panel  who took the oath for the new appointment comprised of  Kang’ethe  Thuku – Ministry of  Interior, Simon Rotich – CEO, Public Service Commission,  Ms. Concepta Wasilwa – Attorney General’s Office, Abdi Ahmed Mohamud – EACC; Ms Priscilla Nyokabi – National Gender and Equality Commission; and Ms. Anne Amadi – Registrar, Judiciary.

By  Alice  Gworo

Leave a Reply