A recent workplace audit by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission is highly shocking with a couple of ethnic groups constituting about 30 percent of all employees in the country. These figures reveal continued civil service tribalism in Kenya.
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According to the report, members from the Kalenjin and Kikuyu communities comprise a majority of white-collar-job Kenyans.
Civil Service Tribalism in Kenya
It is evident that dominant tribes in Kenya enjoy well paying jobs at the county and national levels.
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As a result, they are more likely to win multi-million tenders and own profitable businesses.
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Here is a breakdown by tribe of all the available 184,876 jobs in the country.
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The audit, which sought to establish ethnic diversity compliance in counties, revealed Kalenjins have taken 15.83 per cent of the total 184, 876 jobs in the 47 counties.
In conclusion, civil service tribalism in Kenya is a number one cause of rampant ethnic marginalization in the country.