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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.