Public Service Board

Article 57 of the County Government Act (CGA) 2012 identifies the Public Service Board as a body corporate with perpetual succession, capable of suing and being sued in its corporate state. Under Article 58 of the CGA, 2012, Vihiga County Public Service Board was established and members sworn in on the 21st June, 2013.

Board Members

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Mrs. Carolyne Rebecca Enane

Chairperson

A graduate of University of Nairobi with a Bachelors of Commerce Degree – Human Resource Option. Gained immense experience having worked for 18 years with KCB Ltd, rising through tha ranks to become an Assistant Manager.

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Mr. Patrick Hoyd Isadia

Vice Chairperson

Mr. Patrick Hoyd Isadia is the Vice Chairperson of the Public service board.

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Mr. Philemon Amadi

Member

Mr. Amadi is the Acting Secretary to the Board and holds Bachelor of Education (Honors)from University of Bristol. He serves as the Public Service Board and chairs the Human Resource and Audit Committee.

Bishop Elkanah Ayiga Salamba

Member

A graduate of Nation University with Masters of Religious Studies and Bachelor of Religious Studies. Graduated from International Christian University Kiev Ukraine with Bachelor of Theology – Community Development and Christian Leadership, Diploma in Biblical Studies and Counseling Profession: Currently he is a Member of Vihiga County Public Service Board. He has an upward of 25 year experience as a spiritual leader with the Pentecostal Assemblies of God

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Ms. Naomy Ruth Esiaba

Member

Graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Second class, Upper Division University of Nairobi, 1984, Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Kenyatta University, 1990, Certificate for Women – Community Development Leadership: May 13 – June 7, 2002 at Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada.

Mr. Naviava Saul John

Secretary

Mr. Naviava is the Secretary of the Public service board. PhD candidate JKUAT MBA (KIU) Bed Arts 2nd UPPER UON, CPA (K) ,CPS(K). A certified public secretary and member institute of certified public secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK). A certified public Accountant and member institute of certified public Accountant of Kenya ICPAK 11103 University lecturer at university of NRB, JKUAT and MT. Kenya universities (kakamega campuses). A member of Kenya institute of management(K.I.M) Certificate in project planning and management Makerere University.

Establishment

Article 57 of the County Government Act (CGA) 2012 identifies the Public Service Board as a body corporate with perpetual succession, capable of suing and being sued in its corporate state.
Under Article 58 of the CGA, 2012, Vihiga County Public Service Board was established and members sworn in on the 21st June, 2013.

Mandate

Functions and powers of the Public Service Board are outlined in Section 59 of the CGA of 2012 and can be summarized as:

  • Establishment and abolishment of offices in the Public Service.
  • Appointment of persons to hold or act in those offices, confirm appointments and promotions.
  • Exercising disciplinary control over & removing persons holding or acting in those offices.
  • Promotion in the County Public Service the values & principles referred to in Article 10 & 232 of the Constitution of Kenya by informing and educating both the county public officers and the public on the said values and principles.

Short term goals

-Launch the Board Strategic Plan, the Human Resource Manual and the Curriculum on Public Awareness Programme.
-Confirm the county structures, policies and procedures necessary for efficient and effective functioning of all departments.

Long Term Goals

County Public Service endeavors to provide a competitive Human Resource that servers the needs of Vihiga County by developing, sustaining and empowering the Human Resource so that it is motivated, effective and efficient

Acts relating to National values & principles

The following Acts relate, at various levels, to the National Values & Principles that are to be upheld at all times.