Ten candidates seeking for Registrar of political parties post to be interviewed
Interviews for candidates seeking to occupy the position of registrar of political parties have kicked off. Among the candidates who appeared before the Public Service Commission panel are the acting Registrar Ann Nderitu is among the 10 candidates who have expressed interest in the position.
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The committee has undertaken to administer a free and fair exercise leading to nomination of three candidates whose names will be presented to the president for nomination.
nearly ten years after the promulgation of the country’s constitution, the government is set to install a substantive registrar of political parties.the office that was established under the 2010 constitution has been occupied by two officials albeit in an acting capacity.
after advertising, the Public Service Commission commenced interviews for shortlisted candidates on Monday. 10 Kenyans who have expressed interest in the seat and another 37 gunning for the position of Registrar’s assistant, will face the panel whose chair Stephen Kirogo promises a credible exercise.
“We have five male and five female candidates. Also starting this Tuesday to Thursday, we shall interview a total of 37 candidates who were shortlisted for the three available positions of the assistant registrar of political parties. The candidates are drawn from all counties,” Kirogo said
Among the ten candidates include the current acting Registrar of political parties Anne Nderitu, Kennedy Mosoti, Murshid Abdalla, Nancy Dalla, Mary Kigen, Edwin Ngetich, Henry Mwenda Rithaa, Edith King’ori, Sheila yieke and Lukas Mwanza.The selected Registrar of political parties and the selected assistants will hold office for a non-renewable term of six years.
The Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) is a state office established under Article 260 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, and the Political Parties Act, 2011.
The mandate of the office, among others, is to regulate the formation, registration, and funding of political parties in accordance with the Constitution and rule of law.