Article 155 of the Constitution tasks the President with nominating a person for appointment as PS from among persons recommended by the Public Service Commission [PSC]. [Photo/ @WilliamsRuto]
Article 155 of the Constitution tasks the President with nominating a person for appointment as PS from among persons recommended by the Public Service Commission [PSC]. [Photo/ @WilliamsRuto]

The Public Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday, September 7 issued a call for applications for Principal Secretaries. They will be deployed in the incoming administration of President-elect William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua.

Article 155 of the Constitution tasks the President with nominating a person for appointment as PS from among persons recommended by the Public Service Commission. The names of the nominees will then be forwarded to the National Assembly for approval.

The current cohort of 44 Principal Secretaries will exit office along with President Uhuru Kenyatta once Ruto is sworn in on Tuesday, September 13.  Principal Secretaries serve as the accounting officers of various state departments. They are tasked with implementing various government policies and strategic plans, facilitating the achievement of the goals of various government projects and developing and implementing effective performance management systems.

They earn close to a million shillings in monthly salary, and enjoy perks including an official car, a driver, a bodyguard, aides including two secretaries and a personal assistant. The State also maintains their houses.

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Qualifications required for applicants are;

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen
  2. Hold a degree from a university recognized in Kenya
  3. Have at least ten years relevant professional experience, five years of which should have been in a leadership position or at a top management level in the public service or private sector
  4. Possess general knowledge of the organization and functions of government
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the goals, policies and developmental objectives of the nation
  6. Have demonstrable leadership and management capacity including knowledge of financial management and strategic people management
  7. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity

How to Apply:

  1. Each Application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and transcripts, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany an online application.
  2. All applications should be clearly marked ‘Application for the Position of Principal Secretary’ and be submitted in any one of the following ways:
  • Manual applications should be hand delivered to the Office of the Secretary/CEO situated on the fourth floor of Commission House, off Harambee Avenue.
  • Online applications should be e-mailed in pdf format to [email protected]
  • Posted applications should be addressed to:

The Secretary/CEO

Public Service Commission

Commission House

P.O Box 30095-00100

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37 COMMENTS

  1. Please Remember us those that have no such qualifications but have the zeal to serve in our capacity. Ata Kama Ni kuwapikia chai kwa ofisi ndio at least watoto wetu wapate chakula.

  2. I’m a Water Engineer, graduated in 2018 and don’t meet the 10yrs qualification, but I believe if given a chance to work with the ministry of water, I will bring a professional transformation.

  3. Am a social worker. Worked with KP and LgbtQ in the coast region for the last for the last 17yrs given that docket am sure international community will hardly be putting our president on spot on this issue.

  4. Hope My 5th President elect His Excellency William Ruto will offer me a job vacancy… Am a Christian and a Kenyan citizen by birth currently working in gikomba market as hawker.

  5. Re:Application for drivers post
    Am akenyan citizen aged 42 yrs , ihave aform 4 school leaving certificate , l alpply for aposition of a driver to any ministry . Ihave driving experience of about 3yrs lorry driver from different private individuals,5yrsmini cars,saloon station wagons etc,2yrs caravan hiaces . My licence class is BCE licence no sdx097 please consider me currently working as an artisan in jua kali sector eldoret i will abide by the rules and regulations if appointed for the post of driver
    Yours sincerely
    John macharia

  6. I have always dreamed of being one of the
    directors of education at the National level in Kenya and beyond to effect and bring changes in the way we handle the education of special Needs children and those who are in hard to reach areas so that we can truelly boast of Education For All.

  7. If in deed kenya Kwanza government is for all then I request to be enrolled in KDF since I believe I have the qualifications to be there and defend my country.

  8. I am Refugee from Dadaab camps who don’t have national identity card. I am a graduate of 2018 having scored a mean grade of B- (minus). I qualified for University but I never had that chance to go to university because I am from less prevailed family, my parents cannot afford to pay my University fees. Please help.
    Thanks in advance.

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