Jane Chege who is the Deputy CEO of the Public Service Commission (PSC) is alleged to be the one who has been behind all the mess of assisting civil servants from her community to ascend to top positions in the key departments in the government. Some of those who have benefited from Chege`s alleged generosity are alleged to be frustrating sections of junior officers under them from the other communities
By Our Reporter
The head of the public service Felix Koskei has been called upon to ensure that there`s equitable distribution of key jobs in the ministries and parastatals among all tribes in the country. Multiple sources last week hinted to The Weekly Vision that members of the Kikuyu community are the most dominant tribe occupying key positions in government departments like Accounts, Procurement and Human resources.
The other 43 tribes in the country only occupy lesser positions in 21 ministries in President William Ruto’s government. Sources say a huge percentage of the key post in ministries are headed by members of the Kikuyu community. Procurement and human resources departments in ministries are held by the community as follows, procurement 34% and 57% Human resources departments in all key government ministries.
Jane Chege who is the Deputy CEO of the Public Service Commission (PSC) is alleged to be the one who has been behind all the mess of assisting civil servants from her community to ascend to top positions in the key departments in the government. Some of those who have benefited from Chege`s alleged generosity are alleged to be frustrating sections of junior officers under them from the other communities.
The officers are now even threatening their juniors with transfer, demotion or sack if they don`t heed their demands or direction, while some are alleged to be heavily involved in corruption activities. Under her supervision, Chege continues to push for the posting of her kinsmen to the most lucrative positions in government Ministries and Departments.
Some of the officers are said to have overstayed in these ministries and departments. Some have been here for over 5 years sources say while non-Kikuyus officers are transferred frequently. A good example is the posting of two senior HR officers to the Lands ministry, Jane Macharia as Deputy Director Director of Human Resource Development (DDHRD) in 2018 and Janerose Karanja (sister to former powerful Ps- interior Karanja Kibicho) in 2021 AS head HR department at the ministry.
The list of some of the HR Directors in some ministries in the government from the Kikuyu Community is as follows,
1. Treasury -Susan Mucheru
2. Interior- Mr Giuthua
3. Infrastructure- Ms Joyce Gichomo
4. Lands – Janerose Karanja
5. Environment – Rosemary Wamoto
6. Immigration -Christine Mathu Nysmbura
7. Labour – Owen Mwaniki
8. CBC- Rosebell Wainaina
9. ASAL-Ann Kareithi
10. Youth- Ziporah Wangechi Mutahi
11. Housing & Urban Development -Susan Wangare
12. Shipping and Maritime – Rosemary Wambui Gichoi
13. Correctional services -Mary Ngugi Mugure
14. Broadcasting & Telecommunications- Miriam Gitau
15. Devolution -Leonard Nyathira Ngotho
16. Maritime Academy -Francis Muraya(on contract)
17. KNBS- Ann Mburu
18. Petroleum-Matu Alice Maina
19. Water-Carol mugwe
20. East Africa -Macharia Kibe
21. ICT & Digital Economy -Gateere James Muriuki
22 Training and Development (HRD)-David Njoroge
23. Mining-Muthuo Agnes Njeri
It was also revealed that most of these officers were classroom teachers before they were appointed by PSC mainly to boost capacity in Ministries and Departments in the Civil Service to enhance Training and Development (HRD) between 2005 and 2012.
The same scenario replicates itself across other cadres (Technical) whereby it is one community that dominates the most lucrative Ministries and Department. ”The trend is the same everywhere in the civil service. Look even in the accounts, it’s an ethnically shameless list 30/54 are Kikuyus posted to lucrative Ministries and Departments, ‘said one of our sources who sought anonymity.
In the Supply Chain Management Personnel (Procurement officers), the source said that out of 53 heads of the departments, 18 are from the Kikuyu community and posted to key Ministries and Departments.
Additional accountants as posted in key government institutions
1. National Police service -Maina Thiongo
2. Irrigation -Kibicho Njeri
3. Investment Promotion -Esther Wanjiku
4. Diaspora- Njeri Polly
5. Parliamentary Affairs -Njoki Ziporah Gichungu
6. Cabinet Affairs -Gichuki Daniel
7. Attorney General -Mbogo Irene
8. ASALs-Mwangi Daniel Irungu
9. East Africa Community -Lucy Wangui Kamau
10. Social Protection -Mwikali Alice Wanjiru
11. Petroleum -Kamau Veronica Wachera
12. Water and Sanitation -Karori James Karongo
13. Tourism -Waweru Agnes Wanjiru
14. Environment and Climate change -Peninah Njuguna Wambui
15. Sports -Mureithi Benson
16. Crop Development -Wangui Charity Muriuki
17. Higher Education -Kariuki Wambui Margaret
18. VTT-Kabiru Elijah Gathuthi
19. National Treasury-Gichuru Kihara Goerge
20. Gender & Affirmative Action -Kirumba Wanjiru
21. Roads-Kihara Samuel Kungu
22. Transport -Wachira Thuita
23. Broadcasting &Telecom -Karanja Priscilla Mwihaki
24. Basic Education -Mukiria Emilio Gichingo
25. ICT& Digital Economy -Wakio Sophie
26. Devolution -Mwangi Joseph
27. Correctional Services-Njuguna Waithaka.