Head of public service Felix Koskei has been called upon to ensure that there`s equitable distribution of jobs in government ministries and parastatals among all communities in the country.
A recent audit by the Public Service Commission revealed that members of the Kikuyu and Kalenjin Communities occupy most of the lucrative government positions.
Another source said members of the Kikuyu community dominate most of the government jobs in key departments like Accounts, procurement and Human Resources.
The other 43 tribes in Kenya occupy lesser positions in the key departments that make up 21 ministries in President William Ruto government.
In accounts 55% of all heads in all Ministries are from the Kikuyu community.
In Procurement and Human Resources departments the community holds 34%and 57% .
Jane Chege who is the Deputy CEO at the Public Service Commission (PSC) has been alleged to be the one who has assisted civil servants from her community to ascend to the top positions in the key departments in government.
Some of those who have benefited from alleged Chege`s generosity are said to be frustrating a section of junior officers under them.
Our source said senior officers even threaten their juniors with transfer, demotion or sacking if they don`t heed to their demands or direction.
Some are reported to engage in corruption.
Under her watch too Chege is said to be pushing for the posting of her kinsmen to the most lucrative positions in government Ministries and Departments.
Most of them too have overstayed in these ministries and departments for over 5 years while non Kikuyus officers are transferred frequently.
A good example has been mentioned of the posting of two senior HR officers at the Lands ministry Jane Macharia Deputy Director Human Resource Development (DDHRD) in 2018 and Janerose Karanja ( sister to former powerful Ps-Iinterior Karanja Kibicho ) in 2021 who heads the HR department at the Ministry.
This is the list of some of the HR Directors in some ministries in the government from the Kikuyu Community.
- Treasury -Susan Mucheru
- Infrastructure- Ms.Joyce Gichomo
- Lands – Janerose Karanja
- Environment – Rosemary Wamoto
- Immigration -Christine Mathu Nyambura
7.Labour – Owen Mwaniki
- CBC- Rosebell Wainaina
- ASAL-Ann Kareithi
- Youth- Ziporah Wangechi Mutahi
- Housing & Urban Development -Susan Wangare
- Shipping and Maritime – Rosemary Wambui Gichoi
- Correctional services -Mary Ngugi Mugure
14.Broadcasting & Telecommunications- Miriam Gitau
- Devolution -Leonard Nyathira Ngotho
- Maritime Academy -Francis Muraya(on contract)
17.KNBS- Ann Mburu
18.Petroleum-Matu Alice Maina
- East Africa -Macharia Kibe
21.ICT & Digital Economy -Gateere James Muriuki
22 Training and Development (HRD)-David Njoroge
23.Mining-Muthuo Agnes Njeri
It was also revealed that most of these officers were classroom teachers before they were appointed by PSC mainly to boost capacity in Ministries and Departments in the Civil Service to enhance Training and Development (HRD) between 2005 and 2012.
The same scenario replicates itself across other cadres (Technical) whereby it is one community that dominates the most lucrative Ministries and Department
”The trend is the same everywhere in the service. Look even in the accounts, it’s an ethnically shameless list 30/54 are Kikuyus posted to lucrative Ministries and Departments, ‘said one of our sources who sought anonymity.
In the Supply Chain Management Personnel (Procurement officers) the source said that out of 53 heads of the departments, 18 are from the Kikuyu community and posted to key Ministries and Departments.
Additional accountants in the government institutions.
1.National Police service -Maina Thiongo
- Irrigation -Kibicho Njeri
3.Investment Promotion -Esther Wanjiku
4.Diaspora- Njeri Polly
5.Parliamentary Affairs-Njoki Ziporah Gichungu
6.Cabinet Affairs -Gichuki Daniel
- Attorney General -Mbogo Irene
8.ASALs-Mwangi Daniel Irungu
9.East Africa Community -Lucy Wangui Kamau
- Social Protection -Mwikali Alice Wanjiru
- Petroleum -Kamau Veronica Wachera
12.Water and Sanitation -Karori James Karongo
13.Tourism -Waweru Agnes Wanjiru
14.Environment and Climate change -Peninah Njuguna Wambui
15.Sports -Mureithi Benson
16.Crop Development -Wangui Charity Muriuki
17.Higher Education -Kariuki Wambui Margaret
18.VTT-Kabiru Elijah Gathuthi
19.National Treasury-Gichuru Kihara Goerge
- Gender & Affirmative Action -Kirumba Wanjiru
21.Roads-Kihara Samuel Kungu
22.Transport -Wachira Thuita
23.Broadcasting &Telecom -Karanja Priscilla Mwihaki
24.Basic Education -Mukiria Emilio Gichingo
25.ICT& Digital Economy -Wakio Sophie
26.Devolution -Mwangi Joseph
27.Correctional Services-Njuguna Waithaka.