Most of you must be wondering why Governor Charity Ngilu’s administration is yet to name the new County Public Service Board chairperson almost a month since interviews were conducted.
KituiOnline is privy to intriguing details on a well-choreographed scheme by Ngilu’s circle to impose their preferred candidate despite having scored dismally in the interviews conducted on October 2.
Francis Muinde Kililiku is alleged to be the system’s favorite but his unremarkable performance in the interviews coupled with zero competences in human resource management has proved to be quite a headache for mbee nzei think-tank hence the protracted delay.
Our source at the interviewing board which comprised of seven panelists, intimated that Kililiku scored 65 points, following by Florence Munanie Mwanzia Makindi with 63 points while one Solomon Ndonye topped with 87 points.
The source also pointed out that the interviewees were supposed to know their fate within a seven-day window after the interviews.
Our investigative desk also established that Mr Kililiku is a holder of a Master’s degree in Zoological Sciences from Kenyatta University and has no background whatsoever in matters HR.
He reportedly operates an agro-vet store at Mbitini trading center in Kitui Rural.
It is further rumoured that Ngilu’s kitchen cabinet has resolved to sit on the names for a while in the hopes that the other two candidates will eventually get discouraged allowing them an opportunity to crown their blue-eyed boy.
Filling of the post, which was previously held by Rose Masya, has been shrouded in apparent mischief from the word go especially given that one Jane Kibati had also been shortlisted for chairmanship only to be forced to contest for member post at the last minute.
Dr Makindi is an education expert with a PhD in Educational Administration and Planning from Catholic University of East Africa.
She has in the past worked with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) as a Chief Planning Officer during development of KICD’s 2015-2020 strategic plan.
Mr Ndonye, on the other hand is a vastly experienced human resources professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Human Resources Management from Daystar University.
He commands a wide demonstrated history of working in the transportation/trucking/railroad industry, security services and automobile industry. He is also skilled in talent management, coaching, deferred compensation, employee engagement, and organizational development.