In Summary
  • At the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, more than a third of staff is from the Kisii community at 37.91 per cent.
  • At the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kalenjins make up 69.74 per cent of staff, followed by Luhyas and Kisii at 11.02 and 5.11 per cent respectively.
  • At Kerio Valley Development Authority, 76.16 per cent of employees are Kalenjin, while Maasai and Meru make up 3.31 per cent each.

A parliamentary report has revealed the shame of rampant tribalism in public sector hiring.

A report by the National Assembly’s Cohesion and Equal Opportunity Committee, chaired by nominated MP Maina Kamanda, shows skewed ethnic imbalance in most of the 24 public institutions audited.

Set to be tabled in Parliament when it resumes sittings, it shows none of the institutions audited has proportionate representation of the 43 ethnic groups.

Article 232 of the Constitution provides that the public service workforce should be a representation of the diverse Kenyan groups.

COMPLIANCE

In respect to compliance with Section 7 of the National Cohesion and Integration Act 2008 — which obligates all public institutions to ensure representation of Kenya’s diversity by having no more than one-third of staff from the same ethnic group — only 11 out of the 24 institutions complied.

The other 13 are dominated by one ethnic group.

Institutions that have not complied with the NCIC Act include the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Technical University of Mombasa, Kenyatta National Hospital, Coast Development Authority, Lake Victoria North Services Board, Maseno University and Lake Basin Development Authority

Others are Kenya Ports Authority, Rivatex East Africa, Moi University and Kerio Valley Development Authority.

The 11 that have complied with the Act include the Parliamentary Service Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Power, Export Processing Zone Authority, National Hospital Insurance Fund, Kenya National Examinations Council, National Social Security Fund, Teachers Service Commission, Public Service Commission, National Police Service Commission and Office of the Auditor-General.

KISII COMMUNITY

At the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, more than a third of staff is from the Kisii community at 37.91 per cent.

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