Chief Administrative Secretary interviews kick off
Interviews for the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) positions will start on Wednesday.
Interviews with the 240 finalists will take place at the Public Service Commission between March 1 and March 7.
Former principal secretary Fred Segor, former IEBC commissioner Thomas Lentangule, Isaac Mwaura, Denis Itumbi, Simon Mbugua, Jeremmiah Ruto, and Wilson Sossion are among the candidates set to speak.
As part of the government’s attempts to improve the management of public affairs, the CAS position was introduced in 2018.
A CAS’s specific duties may differ depending on the portfolio to which they are appointed, but generally speaking, they are expected to support the Cabinet Secretary in developing and implementing policy in their particular ministry; represent the Cabinet Secretary at formal events.
On behalf of the Cabinet Secretary, they also manage special projects as delegated by the Cabinet Secretary, oversee the management of the ministry’s affairs, and communicate with stakeholders, such as other governmental organizations, the private sector, and civil society groups.
The position serves as a link between the Cabinet Secretary and the rest of the ministry’s staff, ensuring that decisions about how to implement policies are successfully communicated.