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Post of EACC Chairman advertised following Kinisu’s exit

The post of chairperson of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has been advertised following the exit of Philip Kinisu who resigned in the wake of allegations that a company linked to his family had business dealings with the National Youth Service.

In an advert in the local dailies, the Public Service Commission indicated that applicants must be holders of a degree from a University recognized in Kenya and must have experience of not less than 15 years in ethic and governance, Law and Leadership.

“Pursuant to Sections 9 (b) of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Act, 2015, the Public Service Commission hereby invites application from suitably qualified Kenyans for the position of Chairman of the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission,” the advert stated.

It further pointed out that those seeking the post should have met the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution and must have had a distinguished career in their respective fields.

According to the statement, a person shall not qualify for appointment if he or she is a member of a governing body of a political party or has been removed from public office for contravening the provisions of the Constitution.

 President receives Judges, Magistrates Vetting Board report

The Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board Tuesday submitted its final report to President Uhuru Kenyatta in which it proposes far reaching recommendations including formation of an independent disciplinary tribunal to take up its role.

The Report recommends a broad structure providing effective access to justice and investment on human capital in the judiciary.

Board chairperson Sharad Rao said the proposed tribunal, to work under the Judicial Service Commission, should comprise members outside the Judiciary to avoid conflict of interest.

Mr Rao said the disciplinary tribunal would receive complaints from members of public on errant judicial officers and make recommendations for appropriate action.

Mr. Rao said although they initially faced challenges and hostility from members of the judiciary, their work has been appreciated as it has restored confidence to the judiciary. But he added the executive had not interfered.

 Apple sets stage for iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 is expected to make its global debut on Wednesday, but many consumers and investors are already setting their sights on Apple Inc’s 2017 version of the popular gadget, hoping for more significant advances.

At its annual product launch in San Francisco on Wednesday, the world’s most valuable publicly traded company is expected by blogs and analysts to reveal an iPhone without a headphone jack, paving the way for wireless headphones, a touch-sensitive home button that vibrates, double-lens cameras for the larger ‘Plus’ edition and other incremental improvements.

Apple typically gives its main product, which accounts for more than half of its revenue, a big makeover every other year and the last major redesign was the iPhone 6, in 2014. The modest updates suggest that this cycle will be three years.

Sales of the iPhone dropped two quarters in a row this year, the first declines in the history of the device.

 

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