The Public Service Commission (PSC) has scrapped five positions within the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU) and terminated the contracts of those who were holding the posts.
The positions scrapped include that of the Senior Director, Communications (Events and Branding), Senior Director, Communications (Digital, Innovation, Diaspora Communication), Senior Director, Communications (Speech Writing), Director, Communications (Events and Branding) and the Principal Information Officer (Head of Digital Strategies).
Among those sent home as a result of the restructuring is Dennis Itumbi, who has been the Director of Digital Communications at the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU) since President Uhuru Kenyatta was elected in 2013.
Others are lawyer Eric Ng’enoh who has been the Director of Messaging, James Mureithi and David Musau, both who were part of the directorate of communications (events and branding) in the Presidency, and John Ndolo (Principal Information Officer – Head of Digital Strategies)
In a letter copied to the PS in the Ministry of Public Service, PSC CEO Simon Rotich said the declared positions had been abolished as part of efforts to reorganise the government.
“The contracts of the five are terminated in accordance with termination clauses to facilitate the payment of gratuities on a pro rata basis,” he said.
However, the five individuals have not been reporting to State House for quite some time now and the decision by the PSC to scrap their positions is the official confirmation that the time is really up for the individuals who, at the height of their reign, were simply called State House digital warriors.