I passed convention of national government administrative offices formerly the provincial administration
In the wake of a call from President William Ruto for the public to give their views regarding the contested position of Chief administrative secretary (CAS) which was created through an executive order during former president Uhuru Kenyatta's second term, objections to the retention of the office are already streaming in overwhelmingly.
Embattled lawyer Miguna Miguna is among the influential voices of reason who have projected their views. According to Miguna, the CAS position should never be entertained in government since it is not enshrined in the constitution.
The fiery lawyer further waged an onslaught on the former provincial administration which was also not included in the 2010 constitution, despite its strategic inclusion in the independent constitution.
Miguna has also called the the provincial administration which was renamed to National government administrative officers (NGAO) to be scrapped off together with the CAS positions without any mercy.
"The positions of County Commissioners, Assistant County Commissioners, Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs and cobwebs of the COLONIAL PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION were BANNED in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. They must be RETIRED together with those of Chief Administrative Secretaries." Miguna said.
Since the promulgation of the 2010 constitution, the retention of the former provincial administration in government has been questioned not once, and the Jubilee regime which was the first to implement the constitution was reluctant to wage into the debate about the fate of the former provincial administration.
Meanwhile, the courts had already pronounced themselves regarding the CAS position which they ruled that the positions were unconstitutional.
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