The Murang’a county assembly has advertised vacancy of clerk as the current one is slated to take over position of Secretary General at National Council Of Churches (NCCK).
In a daily newspaper advertisement, the assembly has invited suitable candidates to tender their applications before September 20.
Race to fill the vacancy is expected to draw many applicants with the assembly majority speaker, Erick Kamande saying they will only go for the best candidate to replace Chris Kinyanjui.
Kinyanjui was last week cleared to occupy the seat at NCCK taking over from retiring canon Peter Karanja.
The outgoing clerk joined the Assembly in 2015 and was the second clerk to serve the county legislative house since devolution.
Kinyanjui is scheduled to vacate the seat on October 1 and proceed to the new position at NCCK.
The assembly majority leader noted that the advertisement is open to all those who meet the qualifications encouraging applicants to submit their papers in time.
The position, he said, cannot remain vacant since there is no position for deputy clerk and business of the assembly has to go on.
“All are invited to apply as they will be vetted by County assembly service board, as the law demands,” said Kamande.
The Kimorori Wempa MCA, Amos Murigi on his part noted that the law demands replacement of the clerk immediately.
“In Murang’a we do not have a deputy clerk thus the need for the management to act fast to get a replacement,” said Murigi.
Bringing in Kinyanjui to succeed canon Karanja at NCCK faced hurdles as section of members disputing process in which the clerk was appointed.
It took a mediation initiative and several officials’ meetings to have Kinyanjui allowed to take over the position.
By Bernard Munyao