KAKAMEGA COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD (KCPSB)
The KCPSB was established in June, 2013 in line with provisions of article 235 and Section 56 of the Constitution and County Government Act No. 17 of 2012 respectively.
It is composed of seven (7) members as follows:
Mrs. Rodah A. Masaviru, OGW – Chairperson
Experience – Over 31 years in the Information and Communications Sector. Was the Secretary General of the Pan African Postal Union, a specialized agency of the African Union spearheading the development of postal services in Africa and has also headed key strategic areas in the then, Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation and Kenya Posts Corporation. Education – Holds a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), Degree in Entrepreneurship Development, as part of PhD programme from the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign, USA, a Master of Arts Degree in Population Studies from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Economics and Geography from the University of Nairobi. Has received both National and International Awards for exemplary performance.
Hon. Maxwell Shamala – Member
He is a Bachelor of Science graduate of the University of Nairobi with Diploma certificates from National College of Agricultural Engineering, Bedford, England, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Canberra, Australia, Leeds University, United Kingdom and Kansas State University, USA. He has worked with the Ministry of Agriculture for three (3) years, National Cereals and Produce Board as Head of Operations for fourteen (14) years and also a member of East African Legislative Assembly for five (5) years in the period between 2001 to 2006.
Col. (rtd) Job L. Akhulia, OGW – Member
He is a seasoned educationist, training management consultant and a career military officer with a wealth of experience in Public Administration and Human Resource Management. While in the Kenya Defence Forces, he was deployed
in strategic Command, Training and Staff appointments including as the Head of Education Services and Institutional Training at the Defence Headquarters. Col. (rtd) Akhulia has previously undertaken extensive training consultancy assignments with the Government of Rwanda and was also a Senior Liaison Officer with the United Nations in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Coted’Ivoirie respectively.
He is an Assistant Chief Examiner for Mathematics with the Kenya National Examinations Council and a recipient of the Order of Grand Warrior of Kenya in recognition of exemplary service to the nation.
Ms Diana Wakona -Member
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Moi University and a Diploma from Kenya School of Law. She has gained some experience from the Housing Finance Company of Kenya, Population Council and National Youth Council.
Mr. Christopher Mudi Lukunza – Member
He is a graduate of the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Education Science Honours. He is also a postgraduate of Presbyterian University of East Africa – MBA (Strategic Management). He is a seasoned High School Administrator/Principal for over sixteen (16) years, he was former Chairman KDSSHA for six (6) years, was also the Branch Secretary – Mwalimu Sacco Kiambu Branch for over nine (9) years and then engaged in consultancy in strategic management plans for institutions.
Mr. Fredrick A. Oyombe – Member
He possesses a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Nairobi (1980) and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Manchester, UK in 2000. He is also a holder of Certificates in Human Resource anagement from ESAMI, Arusha and Northern Illinois University in USA, and Certificate in Public Service Management from the International Centre, Tokyo, Japan. He is a member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM). He is a career Public Servant having worked in the Public Service from 1980 until 2011. In 1980 – 1987, he served in the Ministry of Culture and Social Services as Deputy District Adult Education Officer and Deputy Principal at Baringo Development Institute. In 1987 – 2003, he worked with the Directorate of Personnel Management, Office of the President rising to the position of Assistant Director of Personnel Management in 1996. 2003 – 2011, he worked with Kenyatta National Hospital as the Human Resource Manager of the Hospital
The overall goal of the Board is to have an effective and efficient Public Service in the County for excellent service delivery to wananchi. The specific roles of the Board as enshrined in the constitution include:
- Establishing and abolishing offices in the Public Service
- Appointing persons to hold or act in those offices,and confirming appointments.
- Exercising disciplinary control over and removing persons holding or acting in those offices Following its stablishment and pursuant to its mandate, the KCPSB has planned to undertake the following activities to promote and acceleratedevelopment of Kakamega County:
- In the Short Term;
- Focus will be on creation of structures, systems, procedures and policies necessary for efficient and effective functioning of the County Government. Besides these, key personnel to provide the requisite leadership and direction are to be recruited. These include Chief Officers, Sub-County Administrators, County Secretary and Principal Liaison Officer.
- Determination and realization of an optimal staff level as well as the right mix of the necessary skills and meet the goal. To do this, the Board intends to procure services of an independent consultant to conduct a comprehensive audit on staff and facilities.
2. In the Long Term, and considering that the County is endowed with a large human resource, the Board has planned to do the following, among others in order to promote development and creation of wealth in the region;
- To ensure they recruit qualified personnel as and when required to offer the expertise in the various areas of work and enterprise in order to maximize on outcomes (quality, quantity, profit etc.).
- In the event of any noticeable shortfall due to one or several reasons, the Board will endeavour to introduce/apply appropriate interventions to improve on outcomes. Such interventions will include, placing staff on training and/ or development programmes, benchmarking with other organizations within or outside the country and carrying out periodic monitoring and evaluation to ensure quality products and services the first time, and all times.