PSC initiates process of replacing former gov’t spokesperson Cyrus Oguna

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 11:29 | By
PSC initiates process of replacing former gov't spokesperson Cyrus Oguna
Former government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna. PHOTO/Courtesy

Public Service Commission (PSC) has invited Kenyans to apply for the position of government spokesperson.

The position fell vacant after former government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna stepped down in October 2022 to serve as the Chief of Staff for Siaya Governor James Orengo.

Oguna served as the government spokesperson from May 7, 2019, and was a key official under former President Uhuru Kenyatta.

PSC has since initiated the process of finding a new government spokesperson.

To qualify for the position, applicants must be Kenyan citizens, hold a bachelor’s degree in media-related fields from a recognized university, and have worked as a media or communication practitioner for at least 15 years.

PSC added that applicants must demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the national development goals, policies, and objectives, including the government’s transformation agenda

"We are seeking a candidate who has a strong background in media and communication and is able to communicate government policies, programs, and initiatives effectively to the public," PSC said in a statement dated February 7, 2023.

Interested candidates are advised to submit their applications online through the PSC website by February 27, 2023.

According to the public notice by PSC, the next government spokesperson will receive a monthly salary of Ksh970,000, inclusive of a basic pay ranging from Ksh292,000 to Ksh576,000, as well as numerous benefits, such as house and entertainment allowances, a leave allowance, and medical cover, which total more than Ksh400,000.

The duties of the government spokesperson include communicating government policies and initiatives to the public through various media channels.

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