President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Amb. Anthony Mwaniki Muchiri for the position of Chairperson of the Public Service Commission (PSC).
The President had declared the position vacant through a Gazette Notice dated August 24, after the previous occupant of the office Stephen Kirogo passed away on May 14, this year.
Members of the National Assembly will now proceed to vet him and give an approval or rejection depending on their findings on his suitability for the role.
Out of 99 people who applied for the position, only 12 people were shortlisted.
Muchiri emerged victorious in the interview exercise that took place between Wednesday November 10 and 11 this year.
Amb. Anthony Mwaniki Muchiri currently serves the nation as the Kenyan Ambassador to Cuba, and concurrently serves as the High Commissioner/Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Kenya to Jamaica, Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis, Guyana, the Dominican Republic, and the CARICOM (the Caribbean Community).
He is a career public servant who joined the civil service as an entry level Assistant Inspector in the Inspectorate of State Corporations.
Later on he would serve as a District Officer (D.O) and in other roles in the Ministry of Interior & Co-ordination of National Government; the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; the Ministry of Planning; the State Department for The ASALs; the Cabinet Affairs Office and Office of the Head of the Public Service; and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Also, the president nominated Tom Koyier and Caroline Lentupuru as members of the National Gender Commission (NGEC).