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Confusion as Interns hired by Gov't to State Agencies turned away

Interns hired by gov't thrown out

Interns hired by Gov't to State Agencies turned away

Interns hired by the Public Service Commission (PSC) to state corporations have been turned away.

The interns had recently been deployed to various ministries are said to have run into problems after some of the receiving State agencies threw them out.

Reports suggested that State agencies accused the PSC of having carried out interviews without involving them, leading to suspicion over the exercise.


A source privy to the matter told that state agencies turned away interns and informed them that they will be allocated to other departments.

Turned away

A local claimed that there is a standoff between the PSC, parastatals and other State agencies as the institutions seek to control the recruitment process.

Some agencies also alleged that the PSC did not inquire from them about their staffing needs to enable them to be specific on the kind of interns they required.

Interns narrated how they had been turned away from different government agencies they had been posted to and asked to return to the recruiting agency.



HR departments told interns that they had not received any communication from PSC about them being posted to the state agencies.

Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Margaret Kobia commissioned interns to various ministries, departments and State agencies.

Parliament approved the allocation of Ksh1 billion to benefit university graduates who completed their studies no earlier than 2015.



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