It proposes to replace the word “Minister” with “Cabinet Secretary responsible for Finance” in line with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
It also proposes to increase the number of years from 5 years to 10 years that an officer should complete in order to be qualified for any pensionable benefits.
The Bill proposes to amend the Act to make consequential changes to the terminologies arising out of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
The term “Minister” is being amended to “Cabinet Secretary”.
The amendment repeals the position of Chief Pharmacist and provides for the Chief Executive Officer who will be competitively recruited and appointed by the Board upon such terms and conditions of service as shall be determined by the Board upon the advice of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
It provides for the election of the Chairperson of the Tribunal from amongst the three lawyers in the Tribunal.
It also deals with appeals to the Tribunal; especially with regard to grant of stay in proceedings.
It proposes that the Commissioners of the Commission should serve on a full-time basis as opposed to part-time.
It also seeks to give the President more room to nominate his choice for Chairperson of the Commission.