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Paul Famba appointed Public Service Commission CEO

11 candidates were shortlisted for the position last month


The Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced the appointment of Paul Famba as the new Chief Executive Officer.

The appointment was contained in a gazette notice dated June 5, 2024. Mr. Famba, who is currently the Secretary of Administration in the Ministry of Interior and National Administration will serve for five years effective August 1st.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 15(2) of the Public Service Commission Act, the Public Service Commission appoints Paul Famba as the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Public Service Commission,” the notice reads.

He replaces Dr. Simon Rotich whose tenure comes to an end in July 2024.

PSC Chairperson Amb. Anthony Muchiri said the Commission made the appointment in exercise of its powers under Section 15(2) of the Public Service Commission Act.

“The Commission takes this opportunity to welcome and congratulate Mr. Famba on his new appointment. The incoming CEO brings to the Commission a wealth of experience as a career administrator, having served in senior positions in the Government as Assistant County Commissioner, State Protocol Officer, Deputy County Commissioner and Director of Administration” the Chair said.

Mr Famba holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Management from Kenyatta University.

In recognition of his outstanding service he was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) and Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW) by the President.

The commission last month shortlisted 11 candidates for the position.

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