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Thursday, 8 January 2015

KIKUYU, KALENJIN DOMINATE PUBLIC JOBS IN KENYA

The Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luhya and Kamba control 58 per cent of the public sector workforce, a new government report says.
The December 2014 report places the Kikuyu at the lead with 22.9 per cent, equivalent to 21,567 employees.
The community was also declared the largest in the last census report of 2009.
The Kalenjin take second place with 12.8 per cent (12,082 employees), followed by the Luhya 12.2 per cent (11,487) and finally the Kamba with 10,321 employees.
The report followed a survey of 168 government ministries, departments and agencies with a total workforce of 94,286.
Prof Margaret Kobia, chair of the Public Service Commission, said that appointments are in order despite the dominance of the four communities, Daily Nation said in an article.
“Ethnicity is normally one of the criteria we use when hiring. We want to ensure that all communities are fairly represented,” Kobia said.
The report however stated that minority communities such as the Mijikenda with 5,823 workers and the Swahili with 448 are locked out over education.
“It should be noted that employment is a function of, among other factors, skill, knowledge and literacy, which, in progression towards compliance, will slow down equal representation among the minorities unless they improve their low literacy skills,” the report said.

The Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luhya and Kamba control 58 per cent of the public sector workforce, a new government report says.
The December 2014 report places the Kikuyu at the lead with 22.9 per cent, equivalent to 21,567 employees.
The community was also declared the largest in the last census report of 2009.
The Kalenjin take second place with 12.8 per cent (12,082 employees), followed by the Luhya 12.2 per cent (11,487) and finally the Kamba with 10,321 employees.
The report followed a survey of 168 government ministries, departments and agencies with a total workforce of 94,286.
Prof Margaret Kobia, chair of the Public Service Commission, said that appointments are in order despite the dominance of the four communities, Daily Nation said in an article.
“Ethnicity is normally one of the criteria we use when hiring. We want to ensure that all communities are fairly represented,” Kobia said.
The report however stated that minority communities such as the Mijikenda with 5,823 workers and the Swahili with 448 are locked out over education.
“It should be noted that employment is a function of, among other factors, skill, knowledge and literacy, which, in progression towards compliance, will slow down equal representation among the minorities unless they improve their low literacy skills,” the report said.
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The Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luhya and Kamba control 58 per cent of the public sector workforce, a new government report says.
The December 2014 report places the Kikuyu at the lead with 22.9 per cent, equivalent to 21,567 employees.
The community was also declared the largest in the last census report of 2009.
The Kalenjin take second place with 12.8 per cent (12,082 employees), followed by the Luhya 12.2 per cent (11,487) and finally the Kamba with 10,321 employees.
The report followed a survey of 168 government ministries, departments and agencies with a total workforce of 94,286.
Prof Margaret Kobia, chair of the Public Service Commission, said that appointments are in order despite the dominance of the four communities, Daily Nation said in an article.
“Ethnicity is normally one of the criteria we use when hiring. We want to ensure that all communities are fairly represented,” Kobia said.
The report however stated that minority communities such as the Mijikenda with 5,823 workers and the Swahili with 448 are locked out over education.
“It should be noted that employment is a function of, among other factors, skill, knowledge and literacy, which, in progression towards compliance, will slow down equal representation among the minorities unless they improve their low literacy skills,” the report said.
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The Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luhya and Kamba control 58 per cent of the public sector workforce, a new government report says.
The December 2014 report places the Kikuyu at the lead with 22.9 per cent, equivalent to 21,567 employees.
The community was also declared the largest in the last census report of 2009.
The Kalenjin take second place with 12.8 per cent (12,082 employees), followed by the Luhya 12.2 per cent (11,487) and finally the Kamba with 10,321 employees.
The report followed a survey of 168 government ministries, departments and agencies with a total workforce of 94,286.
Prof Margaret Kobia, chair of the Public Service Commission, said that appointments are in order despite the dominance of the four communities, Daily Nation said in an article.
“Ethnicity is normally one of the criteria we use when hiring. We want to ensure that all communities are fairly represented,” Kobia said.
The report however stated that minority communities such as the Mijikenda with 5,823 workers and the Swahili with 448 are locked out over education.
“It should be noted that employment is a function of, among other factors, skill, knowledge and literacy, which, in progression towards compliance, will slow down equal representation among the minorities unless they improve their low literacy skills,” the report said.
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The Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luhya and Kamba control 58 per cent of the public sector workforce, a new government report says.
The December 2014 report places the Kikuyu at the lead with 22.9 per cent, equivalent to 21,567 employees.
The community was also declared the largest in the last census report of 2009.
The Kalenjin take second place with 12.8 per cent (12,082 employees), followed by the Luhya 12.2 per cent (11,487) and finally the Kamba with 10,321 employees.
The report followed a survey of 168 government ministries, departments and agencies with a total workforce of 94,286.
Prof Margaret Kobia, chair of the Public Service Commission, said that appointments are in order despite the dominance of the four communities, Daily Nation said in an article.
“Ethnicity is normally one of the criteria we use when hiring. We want to ensure that all communities are fairly represented,” Kobia said.
The report however stated that minority communities such as the Mijikenda with 5,823 workers and the Swahili with 448 are locked out over education.
“It should be noted that employment is a function of, among other factors, skill, knowledge and literacy, which, in progression towards compliance, will slow down equal representation among the minorities unless they improve their low literacy skills,” the report said.
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The Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luhya and Kamba control 58 per cent of the public sector workforce, a new government report says.
The December 2014 report places the Kikuyu at the lead with 22.9 per cent, equivalent to 21,567 employees.
The community was also declared the largest in the last census report of 2009.
The Kalenjin take second place with 12.8 per cent (12,082 employees), followed by the Luhya 12.2 per cent (11,487) and finally the Kamba with 10,321 employees.
The report followed a survey of 168 government ministries, departments and agencies with a total workforce of 94,286.
Prof Margaret Kobia, chair of the Public Service Commission, said that appointments are in order despite the dominance of the four communities, Daily Nation said in an article.
“Ethnicity is normally one of the criteria we use when hiring. We want to ensure that all communities are fairly represented,” Kobia said.
The report however stated that minority communities such as the Mijikenda with 5,823 workers and the Swahili with 448 are locked out over education.
“It should be noted that employment is a function of, among other factors, skill, knowledge and literacy, which, in progression towards compliance, will slow down equal representation among the minorities unless they improve their low literacy skills,” the report said.
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googleplus
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/kikuyu-kalenjin-luhya-kamba-dominate-public-sector-workforce-report#sthash.QTpiMLXh.dpuf