By Carol Kamau
The Public Service Commission has declared a vacancy in the position of chairperson of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission two weeks after Philip Kinisu resigned.
Applicants willing to be considered for the position have three weeks from now to apply for the position.
The new office holder unlike the past will serve for only six years and on a part time basis.
According to the advert in the local dailies, the applicants must be holders of a degree from a University recognized in Kenya and must have experience of not less than 15 years in ethic and governance, law, leadership, fraud investigations, audit, economics among others .
The applicants must also meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the constitution and have had a distinguished career in his/her respective field.
According to the statement, a person shall not qualify for appointment if he or she is a member of a governing body of a political party or has been convicted of felony or removed from public office for contravening the provisions of the constitution or any other law.
Philip Kinisu was the 5th holder of the office and like his predecessors left office after barely serving for less than one year.
Kinisu tendered his resignation a day after the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee recommended that he be suspended and investigated for conflict of interest over a company associated to him.
The company is said to have done business with NYS an institution was under investigation of a 781 million shillings scandal.