4 Tribes in Kenya whose recruitment to Government Jobs will be limited – PSC

New formula to promote ethnic diversity

According to the new formula that has been handed over to the National Assembly Committee on Administration and National security, PSC is seeking to include all the 45 tribes into the available government jobs.

The four tribes listed to be limited in the recruitments are, members of the Kikuyu Community who will be limited to 17 per cent of the jobs available, while the Luhya Community will be limited to 13 per cent followed by Kalenjin community at 12.8 percent and the Luo Community at 10 per cent.

NCIC Report

This comes after the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) issued a report that shows that the five main ethnic groups dominate employment in the public service.

The NCIC reports confirmed that the Kikuyu community has the lion’s share of the total number of employees in the civil service at 18,617.

Total work force

This is more than a quarter of the total number of employees in the national government and twice as much as the Luhya community which has 12.2 per cent (8,822) of the total work force.

The Kalenjin community is third with 8,275 employees which is equivalent to 11.4 per cent of the total work force.

The Luo, Kamba and Kisii tribes each have a representation of 10.4 per cent, 10.3 per cent and eight per cent in that order.

The formula was presented to the House team by Commissioner Patrick Gichohi when he led the PSC to make submission on the 2018/19 budget proposal for the commission.

The Capacity Assessment and Rationalisation of the Public Service (Carps) report developed in 2015 shows that 77 per cent of all public service positions are held by six communities, leaving the rest of the tribes to share 23 per cent of positions.

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