Millicent Omanga To Head Immigration As Kindiki Allocates Roles To Interior CASs

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has allocated roles for the newly-appointed Chief Administrative Secretaries (CASs) in his ministry.

In a statement on Monday, CS Kindiki welcomed Samuel Ole Tunai, Millicent Omanga, and Mohamud Saleh to the ministry penning down the departments they will each lead, stating that the move will aid in the effective delivery of services.

Millicent Omanga has been handed the State Department for Immigration & Citizen Services which is in charge of reforms in the Civil Registration Services (CRS), the National Registration Bureau (NRB) and the Department of Refugee Affairs (DRA).

Her counterpart Samuel Ole Tunai will lead State Department for Internal Security & National Administration while Mohamud Saleh will oversight the State Department for Correctional Services.

Saleh’s department is in charge of reforms in the Kenya Prisons Service (KPS), Borstal Institutions and the Probation Department.

Kindiki, however, noted that the allocations will be subject to the outcome of the ongoing judicial processes.

The appointed CASs were barred from assuming office by the High Court after a petition challenging their appointment process was filed by the Law Society of Kenya and Katiba Institute.

In the petition, LSK and Katiba Institute sued the President and the Public Service Commission (PSC), while all the 50 CASs have been listed as interested parties in the case.

The petitioners argue that by appointing 50 CASs, the President violated Article 10 of the Constitution since he was “in the full knowledge that only 23 positions were created and recruited for.”

The court also barred the CASs from earning a salary, remuneration, and any benefit pending the conclusion of the case.

The case will be mentioned on March 28, 2023 for further directions.

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