Candidate wants her application for EACC reconsidered
A woman seeking to chair the anti-graft body has said she was locked out of the job shortlist for raising integrity questions about one of the applicants.
Wilfrida Itolondo says the individual is a close friend of Public Service Commission chairperson Margaret Kobia.
And now Dr Itolondo wants a court to issue an order stopping the ongoing recruitment process of the chairperson of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
The post fell vacant after Philip Kinisu resigned over allegations that a company linked to his family had business dealings with the National Youth Service.
Itolondo said she applied for the job, which was advertised on September 7. On October 10, the PSC re-advertised the job, saying no person had qualified to proceed to the next interviews.
She says on October 11, it was reported in one of the local dailies that none of the applicants met the integrity and experience threshold.
But Itolondo says she has never had any integrity issues. She says she wrote to the PSC demanding that it publishes the names of the all 68 applicants and provide information on why she did not qualify, but none was forthcoming.
The PSC later advised her that upon completion, the list of the applicants would be published in the print media and commission website, Itolondo says.