Sur­vey of jobs eth­nic di­ver­sity is in­struc­tive

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

THE Na­tional Co­he­sion and In­te­gra­tion Com­mis­sion have sur­veyed eth­nic rep­re­sen­ta­tion in em­ploy­ment in con­sti­tu­tional com­mis­sions, the state cor­po­ra­tions and the county gov­ern­ments. The re­sults of this im­por­tant sur­vey are in­ter­est­ing (see story page 6).

The Ju­di­cial Ser­vice Com­mis­sion is the only one of 15 sur­veyed by the NCIC that has con­tra­vened Sec­tion 7(2) of the NCI Act by hir­ing more than a third of its work­force from the same eth­nic com­mu­nity.

The NCIC found the most di­verse in­sti­tu­tion in terms of fair re­cruit­ment on the ba­sis of tribe is the Kenya Ports Au­thor­ity. The KPA has re­cruited staff from 34 eth­nic groups. The Kenya For­est Ser­vice, the Kenya Air­ports Au­thor­ity and the Kenya Rev­enue Au­thor­ity fol­low, with staff from 30 di­verse com­mu­ni­ties.

In the coun­ties, 68 per cent of the de­volved gov­ern­ments were found to have more than 70 per cent of their staff from one eth­nic group.

The KPA is to be com­mended for its in­clu­sive, face-of-Kenya hir­ing poli­cies. They should be em­u­lated.

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