The qualifications for chiefs and assistant chiefs in Kenya are discussed in this article. Chiefs and assistant chiefs are part of the national government coordination delivery unit and are employed by the Public Service Commission. They are entrusted with informing residents about government programs and representing the national government at the grassroots level.
Every chief or assistant chief has the responsibility of maintaining law and order in the area for which he or she has been designated by the government. He or she will have and use the jurisdiction and powers bestowed to him over those who live in the area or jurisdiction.
Qualifications For Chiefs And Assistant Chiefs In Kenya
1. Must be 35 years old and above.
2. Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade of C (plain), or its approved equivalent with C plain in English or Kiswahili.
3. Must come from the sub-location of interest or be a resident of the sub-location of interest.
4. He/she should have worked in the Public Service for a minimum period of five years.
5. Be in possession of a certificate in Public Administration/Management/Social Work/Community Development/Teaching /Disaster management or its equivalent from a recognised university or Kenyan institution.
6. Must be a person of integrity who commands respect and possesses good communication skills.