|Kenyans invited to apply for new law jobs|
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 13:48
The government has kicked off the process of implementing the new Constitution by inviting Kenyans to apply for positions in the body that will drive the exercise.
In a special issue of the Kenya Gazette dated November 1, President Kibaki asked Kenyans to apply for the jobs of the chairperson and commissioners to the nine member Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution, the body that will be responsible for developing the various laws needed to give force to the new law.
According to the notice, one must be a Kenyan citizen holding a degree from a recognized university.
One must also have knowledge and experience of not less than five years in the fields of law, public administration, economics, human rights or government to qualify to serve as a commissioner at the commission.
To qualify to chair the commission, one will have to be qualified to serve as a judge of the supreme court. Those serving as state officers currently, including cabinet ministers, MPs and other high ranking government officials as well as councillors do not qualify to serve on the commission.
Also barred from serving as commissioners include members of the Committee of Experts (CoE) as well as those who have been declared bankrupt, the notice states.
Interested Kenyans are asked to send their applications to the Public Service Commission by November 14.
According to the new constitution, the commission