The Public Service Commission (PSC) has commenced interviews for a suitable candidate to occupy the seat of the Registrar of Political Parties.
Speaking on Monday at the Commission’s headquarters, the PSC Chairman, Stephen Kirogo said that by the close of the advertisement period on June 2, 2020, the Commission had received 88 applications for the position of Registrar of Political Parties and 618 for the Assistant Registrar of Political Parties.
Kirogo said that on conclusion of the shortlisting exercise, the Commission published the names and provided the interview schedule for the selected candidates.
“Today we shall interview 10 candidates who were shortlisted for the position of Registrar of Political Parties. We have five male and five female candidates,” explained Kirogo.
The shortlisted candidates include Acting Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Njeri Nderitu, Kennedy Omoro Moseti, Murshid Abdalla Mohamed, Nancy Oundo Dalla, Mary Karen Chesang, Edwin Kipkoskei Ngetich, Henry Mwenda Rithaa, Edith Nyambura Mwangi, Lukas Katee Mwanza and Sheila Atieno Yieke.
“On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, we shall interview a total of 37 candidates who were shortlisted for the three available positions of Assistant Registrar of Political Parties. 13 of the candidates are female, while 24 are male. The candidates are drawn from across the country,” explained Kirogo.
The chairman added at the end of this exercise, the select Committee shall forward to His Excellency the President names of three nominees for appointment to the Office of Registrar of Political Parties and the names of nine nominees for appointment to the office of Assistant Registrar as provided for in the law.
“I am aware that the positions we seek to fill are of great interest to many Kenyans. Therefore, I assure all of us that due process has been followed and will continue to the end of the exercise,” said the Chairman.
By Joseph Ng’ang’a