All 68 applicants for EACC chair are short on integrity
It is now very clear that Kenya is in dire need of men and women of integrity. This follows the re-advertisement of the position of EACC chairman. None of the 68 were qualified. The hiring panel, led by Public Service Commission chair Margaret Kobia, said none met the minimum requirements. The position fell vacant after Philip Kinisu, accused of conflict of interest ,having being one of the suppliers in the scandalous NYS, resigned. Another integrity issue. The Constitution requires that any applicant should have a degree from a recognised university and have h knowledge and experience of not less than 15 years. I don’t think the bar was set too high for the applicant because the above requirements are achievable. The underlying issue is integrity, or lack of it. Many people might posses the required experience but fall short of the integrity threshold without any record of corruption.
JOE MIRINGU Via email