June 18, 2024

Government appoints new Public Service Commission (PSC) CEO

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Government appoints new Public Service Commission (PSC) CEO

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has appointed Paul Famba as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and secretary of the commission

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has appointed Paul Famba as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and secretary of the commission.

In a statement on Wednesday, June 5, PSC said Famba will serve in the position for a period of five years effective August 1, 2024.

“The Public Service Commission has appointed Mr. Paul Famba as the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Public Service Commission for a period of five years with effect from 1 August 2024,” read the statement in part.

According to the commission, Famba’s appointment was made in the exercise of its powers under Section 15(2) of the Public Service Commission Act.

He will replace Dr. Simon Rotich whose tenure as Secretary and CEO of PSC comes to an end in July 2024.

Famba, who is currently the Secretary of Administration in the Ministry of Interior and National Administration holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Management from Kenyatta University.

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“The incoming CEO brings to the Commission a wealth of experience as a career administrator, having served in senior positions in the Government as Assistant County Commissioner, State Protocol Officer, Deputy County Commissioner, and Director of Administration,” PSC added.

Famba boasts the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) and Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW) awards in recognition of his outstanding service to the nation.

He was among the 11 candidates that were shortlisted for the position.

Other candidates were Brian Muithya Mutie, Judy Wangechi, Irene Cherotich Asienga, Sylvester Odhiambo Obong’o, Mahat Osman Shale, Joan Machayo, Christopher Leparan Tialal, Bahati Keranga Mwita, Gababo Dido Jillo and Juliana Nashipae Yiapan.

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