PSC to Take Away President Uhuru Kenyatta's Powers to Hire Staff

  • By Miriam Musyoki on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 11:35am
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    President Uhuru Kenyatta courtesy
  • The Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced plans to take away the President's powers to hire his personal staff members.

    President Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and retired Presidents Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki will now see their personal staff such as secretaries, drivers and cooks hired by the commission.

    A proposal to implement the changes is currently under public debate and will become regulation once it is approved.

    "The Commission shall appoint personal staff for the President, Deputy President and retired presidents based on an establishment approved by the Commission.

    "Personal staff shall serve at the pleasure of the president, deputy president or retired President and for such period as shall be determined by the Commission," reads the draft publication by PSC Chairperson Margaret Kobia.

    The new regulations seem to have been prompted by a report from the Controller of Budget which showed that Sh1 Billion had been spent on salaries for the Presidency staffers between June 2016 and February 2017.

    Former President Kibaki's staff expenditure for the 2015/2016 financial year which stood at Sh75 Million.

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