IG Completes Probe into Chris Obore's 'Irregular' Appointment
The Inspectorate of Government is finalizing the investigation into circumstances under which Parliament's Director Communications and Public Affairs, Chris Obore joined Parliamentary service.
The probe started almost three years ago following a report filed by a whistle-blower detailing anomalies in Obore's recruitment.
The whistle-blower indicated that Obore did not have the minimum 10 years of service, a requirement set by the Public Service Commission for one to be appointed a director and that he did not possess a Master's degree as required by the Public Service Commission. According to a 2015 job advert by the Parliamentary Commission, the candidate who was sought for was expected to hold an Honors Degree in Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, or Arts with Communication and Public Relations studied as subjects, from a recognized University plus a Masters' Degree in a relevant field.
The applicant was also expected to have a working experience of 10 years, part of which was as a communication/Public Relations or Information, Protocol and Public Affairs Department from a recognized Institution or at the level of Assistant Commissioner in a Government Institution.
Obore was appointed Parliament's Director for Communication and Public Affairs in August 2015 after allegedly beating fellow journalist Charles Mwanguhya to the job and took the oath of office on September 3, 2015.