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Journalist Linda Ogutu to appear before panel as she eyes CAS position

Former KTN news anchor Linda Ogutu is among the candidates scheduled to appear before a panel interviewing nominees shortlisted for Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) positions. Until November 2022, Ms Ogutu who worked at KTN.

Three former governors will also face the Public Service Commission (PSC) panel today in the ongoing interviews that commenced on Wednesday.

They former county bosses are Mr James Ongwae, who for two terms served as Kisii Governor,  Mr Hussein Dado (Tana River) and Mr John Mruttu (Taita Taveta).

Mr Ongwae, who used to be a close ally to opposition leader Raila Odinga, defected from ODM to President William Ruto’s camp.

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Others who will be interviewed today are Millicent Omanga, who ran for the Nairobi County woman representative seat in last year’s General Election and Purity Ngirici, who contested the Kirinyaga governorship seat.

According to PSC, they are expected to interview 48 candidates per day, so as to finish interviewing all 240 candidates in five days.

Among the Former State House digital director Dennis Itumbi and former Starehe MP Charles Njagua Kanyi are among 48 candidates appeared before the panel on day one of the interviews on Wednesday.

According to PSC, the CAS posts attracted a total of 4,000 applicants and will see all 240 candidates fighting for only available 22 CAS slots.

Candidates should bring originals of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and valid clearances from the Kenya revenue authority, higher education loans board, registered credit reference bureau and police clearance certificate.

They are also required to bring a printed online self-declaration application acknowledgment receipt or a self-declaration form duly stamped by the EACC.

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