Mps want the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to present a list of newly recruited Staff who were hired in the just concluded recruitment in the Customs tax department
The National Assembly Committee on Diaspora Affairs and Migrant Workers is requesting KRA to release the list of successful candidates and also explain the criteria used for their employment.
The MPs are seeking clarification on whether KRA conducted a fair recruitment process and ensured that individuals from all regions of Kenya were given an opportunity.
Embakasi East Mp Babu Owino questioned whether the recruitment was limited to Nairobi or if it was extended to other locations, as reported by the Daily Nation.
Pamela Ahago, the acting commissioner for customs and border control, clarified that the job vacancies were open to all Kenyan citizens.
She mentioned that successful applicants had already commenced training in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu county. However, there were still some individuals who had not yet participated in the training.
KRA had advertised these job vacancies in May.
Only two requirements were listed in KRA’s notice for prospective applicants: they needed to be Kenyan citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 and possess KCSE or IGSE certificates with a minimum grade of C- (Minus).
Ahago stated that successful candidates were selected from various parts of the country.
Elsewhere, the National Treasury has also announced more than 400 job vacancies. In a notice issued on June 5, the Treasury invited suitable candidates to apply for 426 vacant positions.
The internal advertisement read, “Applications are invited from qualified officers currently serving in the public service for the following vacant posts in ministries/state departments. Interested and eligible candidates are requested to submit their completed application form PSC 2 (revised 2016) to the principal secretary of the National Treasury on or before June 30.”