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The Public Service Commission
Chapter Thirteen - The Public Service
Article 233. The Public Service Commission

(1) There is established the Public Service Commission.
(2) The Public Service Commission consists of a chairperson, a vice chairperson and seven other members appointed by the President with the approval of the National Assembly.
(3) Subject to clause (4), a person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the Commission if the person--
    (a)   has, at any time within the preceding five years, held office, or stood for election as--
               (i)     a member of Parliament or of a county assembly; or
              (ii)     a member of the governing body of a political party; or
    (b)   holds any State office;
    (c)   is, or has at any time been, a candidate for election as a member of Parliament or of a county assembly; or
    (d)   is, or has at any time been, the holder of an office in any political organisation that sponsors or otherwise supports, or has at any time sponsored or otherwise supported, a candidate for election as a member of          Parliament or of a county assembly.
(4) Clause (3) (c) and (d) cease to apply to a person after two general elections for Parliament have been held since the person ceased to be such a candidate or office holder.
(5) There shall be a secretary to the Commission.
(6) The secretary--
    (a)   is the chief executive of the Commission; and
    (b)   shall be appointed by the Commission for a term of five  years, and is eligible for re-appointment once.


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