- He said the President needs to stick to the 23 CASs positions he sought from the Public Service Commission.
- "I think Ruto should reconsider the 50 CAS he nominated. He needs to reduce the nominees to the 23 vacancies his office sought from the PSC," Ahmednasir tweeted.
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi now wants President William Ruto to exclude 2022 poll losers from the Chief Administrative Secretaries list.
This comes as more leaders question the bloated CAS nomination list submitted to National Assembly.
In a tweet on Sunday, Ahmednasir asked Ruto to reduce the list of CASs to 23.
He said the President needs to stick to the 23 CASs positions he sought from the Public Service Commission.
"I think Ruto should reconsider the 50 CAS he nominated. He needs to reduce the nominees to the 23 vacancies his office sought from the PSC," Ahmednasir tweeted.
"He needs to exclude all those who lost seats in the August elections. Don't give jobs to those rejected by the people."
Some of the poll losers who were nominated to the positions include Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero who had ran for Homa Bay Gubernatorial seat, Millicent Omanga ( Nairobi Woman rep), Catherine Waruguru (Laikipia East), Onesmus Ngunjiri (Bahati MP), Bishop Margaret Wanjiru ( Nairobi Senator), Isaac Mwaura ( Ruiru MP) and Rehema Jaldesa (Isiolo Woman Rep).
The CASs were appointed after the courts trashed a case filed by LSK challenging the creation of the position.
Justice Monicah Mbaru, of the Employment and Labour Relations Court, noted in her ruling that the PSC followed requisite legal procedure in establishing the office, including holding public participation.
The court did not, however, cap the number of individuals who should be hired for the position of Chief Administrative Secretary.
There is equally no law that limits the number of CASs a president can nominate.
This could be the lacuna that left room for Ruto to increase the number of CASs from 23 that were appointed by his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta in the Jubilee government where he served as Deputy President.
The PSC directed that CASs be hired under job Group CSG 3, putting them on the same salary scale as Permanent Secretaries.