The Public Service Commission on 22nd February 2023 shortlisted various candidates for the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) positions. Following the declarations of the vacancies in early October 2022, the Commission received 5,183 applications, and 240 individuals have made it to the final shortlist.
In list are political leaders ranging from former Governors, former Members of Parliament, former Senators, former Speakers of County Assembly, Technocrats, Chief Executive Officers and Director Generals of various state agencies, parastatals and Corporations. Among them is the current Director General of Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization.
Dr. Eliud Kiplimo Kireger has been serving Director General or CEO of KALRO since 2015 and prior to this appointment, he served as the Managing Director or CEO of the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya.
He has a PhD in Plant Eco-physiology from the University of Wales, (UK), MSc in Genetics and Tree breeding from University of Toronto (Canada) and a BSc in Forestry from Moi University (Kenya). He has trained in Conflict Management and Resolution, Strategic Leadership, Company Directorship and Change Management among others. He was an Appointed Member of the board of management of Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) where he chaired the Audit committee.
He previously served as Senior Lecturer and Dean School of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at Kabianga University College, a Constituent College of Moi University. He has mentored many young scientists and supervised many graduate research projects at BSc, MSc and PhD levels at both Moi University and Kabianga University College. Previously, he also worked with Kenya Forestry Research Institute as Research officer and Deputy Project Manager at the Japan International Corporation Agency Social Forestry Training Project in Kitui.
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