The Principal Secretary for Defence Hon. Patrick Mariru has today hosted officials from the Management Consultancy Services Division under the State Department of Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action.
The officials who were led by the head of the Division Dr. Florence Muinde held discussions on the modalities of having Schemes of Service for over 800 civilian staff from various cadres at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), who had stagnated for lack of their schemes of service for career progression.
The PS pointed out that having a clear Scheme of Service for the staff was essential to provide a clear roadmap for the separation of duties as well as enabling their career growth and progression in the Public Service
The meeting that was held at Defence Headquarters in Nairobi identifies some of the cadres such as safety equipment technicians, tailors, mortuary attendants, aircraft service technicians and motor vehicle mechanics among others as areas of concern for the Ministry.
“Majority of the cadres are critical in support of the military to discharge their Constitutional mandate. These staff need certainty on how to progress in their careers and we, therefore, request that you hold our hands as we make their stay and their service in the public sector better,” said the PS.