PSC Announces Solicitor General and CBK Deputy Governor Positions

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced applications for the positions of CBK Deputy Governor and Solicitor General.

PSC Announces Solicitor General and CBK Deputy Governor Positions

Through an advertisement in the local newspapers, PSC Chairman Anthony Muchiri stated that candidates for the position of Solicitor General should be Kenyan citizens, holders of a law degree from a reputable university, and possess at least ten years of illustrious experience as an academic or legal practitioner.

“For the appointment to this position, a person should have at least 10 years’ experience as a legal practitioner with high moral character, integrity and impartiality,” Muchiri stated.

A Solicitor General serves as the accounting officer at the office of the Attorney General. He or she is expected to do so on a five-year contract.

PSC chairman added that candidates must also meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution, which deals with Integrity and Ethics, and be qualified to hold the position of Judge of a Superior Court under the Constitution.

In addition to aiding the attorney general in carrying out his duties as the government's top legal adviser, the solicitor general will be putting government policies into practice and developing a strategic plan for the state's legal office.

“The solicitor will be responsible for the discipline of state counsel and other members of staff of the office that is subject to Article 234 of the Constitution,” the advert states.

“Promoting the values and principles spelt out in Article 10 and 232 of the constitution in the operations of the state of law office.”

All applicants' names will be made public in print publications and on the Commission website, along with the names of those who have been selected.

On October 31, Aisha Jumwa, Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Gender, and Affirmative Action, vowed to raise salaries for public officials stating that it is necessary to help them cope with the current economic difficulties.