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The Institute of Human Resources Management is calling on governors to ensure the recruitment process of all County Public Service Boards is done professionally devoid of tribal and nepotism inclinations.

The County Public Service Boards tenure comes to an end between June and December this year.

The Institute of Human Resources Management National Chairman, Elijah Sitimah also wants those appointed to hold relevant professional qualifications as well as practicing certificates.

When Kenya embraced devolution after adoption of a new constitution in the year 2010, among the new requirements was to have devolved system of governance with County Public Service Boards employed to oversee human resource functions in the respective counties.

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The County Public Service Boards were appointed on a five year term whose expiry would be spread between June and December this year.

The Institute of Human Resources Management claims that recruitment of some of the current boards was marred by tribal and nepotism inclination that governors should check this time round.

Sitimah wants governors to also ensure that those appointed to the County Public Service Boards hold relevant academic and professional qualifications as well as practicing licenses with at least a senior official being a qualified HR professional.

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Sitimah says the IHRM wants parliament to fast track enacting a bill that would among others bar incoming governors from sacking and hiring county civil servants at their free to offer security of tenure to county employees.

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