Friday, March 21, 2008

Aged civil servants to be targeted in purge

The Standard "Top civil servants over 55 years are in the crosshairs after they were earmarked for axing under the new power-sharing pact, The Standard can report.
On Thursday, plans to retire all ‘grey-haired’ permanent secretaries, parastatal heads and other senior civil servants were being finalised to give way for youthful faces. The purge is expected any time now, but not before the announcement of the new Cabinet that is expected early next week.
The Standard has reliably learnt that to fulfil the real power-sharing agreement, ODM had presented their demands to President Kibaki that a good chunk of public jobs should be set aside for heads hunted by the party."