Chiefs in the Republic of Kenya work for the people of the Republic as part of the National Government at the location level, where they are replaced by Assistant chiefs who work for the Government at the sublocation level. Chiefs and their assistants are hired by the government through the Public Service Commission, and their work is pensionable.
Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs' Duties
1. Chiefs and their Deputy Chiefs make the people in their areas aware of ongoing or planned government projects and tell them about them.
2. Both are in charge of keeping the peace and keeping people safe at the local level, depending on where they were put in charge.
3. Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs have the power to make decisions about people who live in their area or jurisdiction.
4. Chiefs and assistant chiefs are required to hire people who live in their area of responsibility to help them with their day-to-day tasks.
Qualifications of Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs: Anyone in the public who wants to can apply to be one of the two leaders, as long as they meet the following requirements.
1. Those who are interested should be at least 35 years old.
2. You must have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade of C plain or an approved equivalent in English or Kiswahili with a grade of C plain.
3. A candidate who wants to work in a certain area must have roots there or live there.
4. The person must have worked for the Public Service Commission for at least five years.
5. Those who want to apply must have a certificate in public administration, management, social work, community development, teaching, disaster management, or something similar from a recognized university or institution in Kenya.
6. Those who want to apply would also benefit from having good communication skills and being a person of integrity who commands respect.
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