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Former CAS David Osiany to hand over his job to seven nominees

Exiting Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development David Osiany, is set to hand over his duties to seven CASs who were nominated by president William Ruto for his position.

“Having been CAS for Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Enterprise Dev’t as well as acting CAS at EAC & Regional Dev’t where my CS @maina_betty was holding fort after @AdanMohamedCS & CAS Ken Obura left to run for office, I now pass the baton to the following 7 CASs,” Osiany said.

Kenyans could not understand how a job that has been executed by one person is now a responsibility of seven people.

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Among those selected by the Head of State to replace Mr Osiany, include Evans Kidero (CAS Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment), Vincent Kemosi Mogaka (CAS Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment) and Lilian Cheptoo Tomitom( CAS Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment).

Others are Margaret Wanjiru (CAS Ministry of Cooperatives & MSMEs), Amos Chege Mugo (CAS Ministry of Cooperatives & MSMEs), Mwanamaka Mamruki (CAS Ministry of EAC, ASALs & Regional Development) and Rael Chebichii Lelei (CAS Ministry of EAC, ASALs & Regional Development).

State House had initially asked the Public Service Commission (PSC) to create 23 CAS posts, which have now risen to 50, signalling competing political interests that saw the shortlist at one point reopened to accommodate more applicants.

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The 50 CAS positions will cost Sh460 million annually in salaries, totalling Sh2.3 billion in five years. PSC has classified CAS under CSG3, which is equivalent to Job Group V, making them entitled to a monthly salary of Sh765, 188.

The CASs, like the principal secretaries, are also entitled to a Sh35 million mortgage and Sh10 million car grant (Sh8 million for PSs), both of which will cost the taxpayer Sh2.25 billion in one-off payments over five years.

The taxpayers will additionally provide Sh10 million and Sh3 million inpatient and outpatient medical cover for each CAS.

A CAS is also entitled to two top-of-the-range vehicles, a driver, an unspecified number of security personnel to be moving around with him or her and guarding their Nairobi and rural homes, a personal assistant and two secretaries.

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