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Ex-MP Benjamin Washiali, 15 others shortlisted for CAS jobs as gov’t amends record

The Public Service Fee (PSC) has amended the record of candidates shortlisted for the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) positions, rising the quantity to 240 from 224.

In a public discover on Wednesday, February 22, PSC chairperson Anthony Muchiri mentioned the brand new record supersedes the one which was printed within the print media yesterday.

Former Mumias East Member of Parliament Benjamin Washiali is amongst 16 new names added to the brand new record that options a number of allies of President William Ruto.

Washiali, who has served as MP for a interval of 15 years, didn’t defend his seat in final 12 months’s normal election. He’s a key Ruto level man within the huge Western area and was one of many victims of the purge against the former deputy president’s allies within the Nationwide Meeting in 2020 when he misplaced his Nationwide Meeting Majority Whip seat.

Allan Kosgey, who unsuccessfully contested for United Democratic Alliance (UDA) occasion ticket within the Nandi gubernatorial race final 12 months, has additionally been shortlisted for the CAS job.

Others on the shortlist are former Baringo Speaker Kiplagat David Kipkorir, former Kibwezi West MP UDA candidate James Kimanthi Mbaluka, former Mandera Senator Mohamed Maalim Mohamud, former Kenyan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mohamud Ali Saleh, Loice Chepchirchir Rono, and former Migori County Meeting Minority Chief Nicholas Ngabiya Rioba.

Mohammeddin Ibrahim Ibrein, David Sande Oyolo and Lucy Mihiuko Muchoki additionally made it to the record.

The record printed on Monday featured distinguished politicians, election losers, journalists and different professionals looking for to affix Ruto’s authorities.

A few of these invited for interviews on March 1 performed a key function within the election of Ruto whereas others are allies of Azimio la Umoja -One Kenya chief Raila Odinga who ditched him after dropping the presidential election to Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

Notable names on the record embody former governors Evans Kidero (Nairobi), James Ongwae (Kisii) and Ruto loyalists who misplaced election bids final 12 months together with former nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, former Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, former Kirinyaga Lady Rep Purity Ngirici, former nominated MP Isaac Mwaura and former Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip. 

PSC kicked off the recruitment train after the Employment and Labour Relations Court docket declared the institution of the workplace of CAS as constitutional.

Justice Monicah Mbaru ruled that the decision of the PSC to create the position is lawful.

The train was halted in October 2022 after the Regulation Society of Kenya (LSK) sued PSC arguing that the place was created with out public participation.

The society additionally argued that the existence of the workplace would trigger monetary pressure on the nation.

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