The Cabinet Secretary in charge of the Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Special Programs, Prof Margaret Kobia has called on a seven-member panel appointed to recruit members of the National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) to ensure that the nominees are people who not only of high ethical standards but also demonstrate good leadership.
The panel, which includes Dr Joyce Nyabuti, Philip Kungu, William Karari, Lucy Karume, Catherine Wameyo, Hedwig Nyalwal and Mary Wairagu, will interview people who want to fill two vacant commissioners.
Ms Kobia urged the seven to carry out their duties carefully and be guided by the constitution as well as the principles of the NGEC to get qualified people to fill the two positions.
She said Kenyans are optimistic about the panel's performance and are expected to find two highly skilled and qualified people to fill the two positions.
“I looked at the staff members who supported this panel and realized that they are all people who are well qualified in their work. I also hope they will nominate the right people to fill the vacancy, ”said Ms Kobia.
She was speaking at an event in which members of the panel were sworn in by NGEC Legal Services Director Jacqueline Manani.The Principal Secretary in the Department of Public Service Mary Kimonye was also present.
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