• Tuesday, 25 June 2024
Azimio: The Ruto government has become far too large and bureaucratic.

Azimio: The Ruto government has become far too large and bureaucratic.

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The Azimio la Umoja coalition had criticized President William Ruto's decision to appoint Chief Administrative Secretaries (CASs), claiming that the office will consume significant public resources that should be spent on solving Kenyans' problems.


According to Opiyo Wandayi, the Leader of the Minority in the National Assembly, the CAS positions, which were introduced by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta, will add no value to service delivery to Kenyans because they lack defined roles.

"In fact, we are disappointed that William Ruto, who campaigned against the BBI on the grounds that it was designed to create positions, is now busy creating positions that will add no value to service delivery or steering the country in the right direction." "We reject the Public Service Commission's total waste of resources, time, and mismanagement," Mr Opiyo said in a statement.


Mr. Opiyo haD also stated that the new positions will come with new perks, which he believes would overburden the taxpayer.

"The new layer of bureaucracy would come with another set of offices, staff, per diems, salaries, and equipment, including fuel guzzlers," he added.

Candidates who have been shortlisted

His comments come after the Public Service Commission (PSC) began interviews for the shortlisted candidates at the PSC's Nairobi offices.

On the first day of interviews, a number of candidates met with the interview panel at various times throughout the day.

Former Kenya National Teachers Union (KNUT) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion, former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, former EALA MP Simon Mbugua, digital strategist Dennis Itumbi, Catherine Waruguru, former nominated MP Isaac Mwaura, and musician Charles Njagua were among those who attended the interview.

The interviews were concluded on March 7, 2023.

The qualified candidates' names were presented to President William Ruto, who  appoint them to various positions.

The majority of applicants are poll losers in the August 2022 election and ex-governors allied with President William Ruto.

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