Mr Stephen Kirogo taking the oath of office as the new PSC Chairperson at the Supreme Court on 15th August 2018. Standing next to him is the Chief Registrar Ms Anne Amadi
The Public Service Commission has a new boss following the swearing in of Mr Stephen Kirogo as chairperson. Mr Kirogo took the oath of office at a ceremony conducted by Judiciary chief registrar Anne Amadi and witnessed by Chief Justice David Maraga at the Supreme Court Nairobi on 15th August 2018.
The chairperson’s position fell vacant with the appointment of Prof. Margaret Kobia as Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs by President Uhuru Kenyatta early this year.
Following his swearing in, Mr Kirogo now officially begins a non-renewable term of six years during which he will chair a board comprising eight commissioners and the CEO. He takes over from Amb Peter ole Nkuraiyia who has been holding the position in an acting capacity since January 2018. Mr Nkuraiyia is the substantive vice chairperson of the Commission.
Amb Nkuraiyia welcomed Mr Kirogo on board and assured him of the support of the entire board and secretariat staff.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Kirogo acknowledged the challenge ahead of him saying: “This is an enormous task for me personally and the same requires a lot of support. It is a great honor to serve the people of Kenya.”
Chief Justice Maraga congratulated Mr Kirogo on his appointment and expressed his confidence stating that he has the requisite experience to discharge his duties.
“We will work together; my door is always open for consultation,” said Mr Maraga.
The current board comprises commissioners ole Nkuraiyia, Dr Judy Bwonya, Veronica Birgen, Titus Ndambuki, Catherine Omweno, Lawrence Nyalle, Prof. Michael Lokuruka and Patrick Gichohi. Dr Alice Otwala doubles up as the commission secretary and CEO.
Prior to his appointment, Mr Kirogo was the Principal Administrative Secretary in the Cabinet Office.
Also present at the swearing in ceremony was Dr. Otwala, Deputy Commission Secretary Corporate Services Mr. Simon Rotich and other senior government officials.