15 Members Ruto Appointed To Vet Police, Gender Commission Nominees [LIST]
Some of the members appointed include...
President William Ruto has appointed 15 members to two selection committees that will oversee the selection of nominees for the appointment of the members of the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) and the National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC).
This was announced through a Gazette notice dated Friday, January 13 and released by State House spokesperson, Hussein Mohamed.
"In exercise of the powers conferred by section six (1)(a) of the National Police Service Commission Act, 2011, I William Samoei Ruto, President and Commander-in-Chied of the Kenya Defence Forces appoint the following," read part of the notice regarding the police selection committee.
Some of the members appointed include Arthur A. Osiya, Joyce Nyabuti, Gilbert Chabari Mutembei, Monica Muiru, Raymond Plal Sangsang Nyeris, Joyce M. Mutinda, and Mbeti Mchuki.
"In exercise of the powers conferred by section 11 (1) of the National Gender and Equality Commission Act, 2011 and the procedure set out in section 11 (2), I, William Samoei Ruto, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, appoint the following," the notice added, regarding the gender selection committee.
Mary W. Kimonye, Reuben K. Chirchir, Oscar Eredi, Alice Waguthi Kinyua, Mary Mwandi, Steven Oundo, Mucha Mlingo, and Michael Munene were appointed to the gender selection committee.
The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) is one of the independent commissions established under Chapter Fifteen of the Constitution 2010. The Commission is established under Article 246 of the Constitution.
It took over, among other functions, the human resource management function of the Police Service, which previously was being handled by the Public Service Commission.
The establishment of the National Police Service Commission to specifically oversee the human resource functions of the National Police Service is not only anchored in the Constitution but also a culmination of findings and recommendations by various task forces appointed by the Government on the role of the Police in providing security and maintaining law and order.
"As stipulated in Article 246(2)(a), the Commission consists of nine (9) members, which include a person qualified to be appointed as a High Court Judge; two retired senior police officers; three persons of integrity who have served the public with distinction; the Inspector-General of the National Police Service and both Deputy Inspectors-General of the National Police Service.
"The NPSC became operational on 5th October 2012 after the appointment into office of six Commissioners through Gazette Notice N0. 95 of 3rd October 2012," explains the commission on its website.
The Commission is in charge of human resource management of the National Police Service (NPS), which comprises the Kenya Police, the Administration Police (AP) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
The National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) was established by the National Gender and Equality Commission Act, 2011 pursuant to Article 59 (4) of the Constitution of Kenya. It is one of the three (3) successor commissions, NGEC, Commission on Administrative Justice and Kenya National Commission on Human Rights), to the Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission (KNHREC) established in Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
NGEC’s mandate is informed by Section 8 of the National Gender and Equality Commission Act 2011. As a Constitutional Commission, NGEC is bound by Article 249 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, which provides the objects of the commissions and the independent offices as being to protect the sovereignty of the people; secure the observance by all State organs of democratic values and principles; and promote constitutionalism.
The Constitution of Kenya 2010 has several provisions to guide NGEC in the implementation of its mandate. In particular, Article 10 on National Values and Principles of Governance includes; human dignity, equity, inclusiveness equality, non-discrimination and protection of the marginalized.
NGEC focuses on Special Interest Groups, which include women, youth, persons with disabilities (PWDs), children, older members of society, minorities and marginalized groups.
Former Chief Justice David Maraga in a past photo session with some of the members of the National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC). /THE JUDICIARY KENYA