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Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luhyas, Luo Dominate Jobs at Ministries and PSC – report

Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luhyas, Luo Dominate Jobs at Ministries and PSC – report

At Ministries

Kikuyu, Kalenjin, and Luo make up the most personnel to the Ministries over the last three financial years.

According to a report presented to the National Assembly this week, between FY 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22, 17,970 officers from 41 ethnic communities were appointed to various Ministries and State Department positions.

The report states that out of 17,970 officers, 9,461 were male, 8,509 were female, and 416 were Persons with disabilities.

In terms of distribution, there are 3,545 Kikuyu officers at the ministries, 2,600 Kalenjin officers, 1,852 Luo officers, 1,834 Luhya officials, and 1,541 Kambas officials.

The ministry led by CS Kithure Kindiki had the maximum number of officers, with 6,168 (3,688 males, 2,338 females, and 91 persons with disabilities).

The Ministry of Health had 2,718 officers, of which 1,261 were male, 1,412 were female, and 41 were disabled.

The ministry led by CS Alice Wahome ranked third with 1,969 officers (864 males, 1,010 females, and 28 PWDs).

 Jobs at PSC secretariat

As of March of this year, Kikuyus and Luhyas comprised the majority of employees at the Public Service Commission (PSC) secretariat.

Of the 244 staff members from 23 ethnic communities, 57 are from the Agikuyu community, of which 30 are male, while 37 are Luhya.

About 28 are members of the Luo ethnic group, while 27 are Kalenjins.

Each minority community, including Borana, Gabra, Rendile, Mbeere, Taita, and Turkana, is represented by a single staff member at the commission.

Other notable ethnic groups include the Kambas (24), the Abagusii (19), the Meru (13), the Embu (7), and the Maasai (6).

Kikuyus have nine individuals at the level of senior management, while Luhya and Kalenjin each have four.

The report presented to the select committee on National Cohesion and Equal Opportunity on Thursday indicates that the three communities have maintained the commission’s high staffing levels since 2010.

58 of the 197 were Kikuyus, 29 were Luhyas, and 25 were Luos.

Among the strategies the Commission claims to have employed to ensure compliance with the Constitution are the use of print media, its website, and government offices to advertise available positions.

According to the report, the Commission has developed and issued a diversity policy that addresses issues of gender equality, Kenya’s diverse communities, persons with disabilities, and adolescents.

It notes that the current government policies on advertising require the use of print media and the internet, which are inaccessible to certain segments of the population, as one of the obstacles it confronts in its effort to increase diversity.

It has now proposed a policy review to ensure that FM stations are used to reach a plurality of the population.

Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luhyas, Luo Dominate Jobs at Ministries and PSC – report

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