Sabahi (Washington, DC)

22 July 2013

Kenyan County Commissioners Re-Organised Under New Structure

Kenya's Public Service Commission (PSC) has created new posts to accommodate the 47 county commissioners appointed by former President Mwai Kibaki, Kenya's Daily Nation reported Sunday (July 21st).

Positions under the county commissioners have been re-organised into an administrative hierarchy, said PSC Secretary Alice Otwala in a letter to Interior Ministry Permanent Secretary Mutea Iringo.

County commissioners were declared unconstitutional by a high court ruling last year. On June 14th, however, that decision was overturned by Kenya's Court of Appeal.

Former provincial commissioners have been re-deployed as regional co-ordinators in the county governments, Kenya's The Standard reported.

They will be in charge of a cluster of counties, most likely those in what used to be the eight provinces, Iringo said.

"It will be very difficult to monitor the counties without people in charge of them at the national government. These regional co-ordinators will make this work much easier," he said.

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