Dr. Alice A.Otwala, CBS


Commissioner Dr. Alice Atieno Otwala holds a PhD Degree in Public Administration from the London Graduate School and the Commonwealth University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Liverpool University both in the United Kingdom and a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Nairobi. She is also an Alumni of Strathmore Business School where she pursued a Post Graduate Programme in Strategic Management. She has attended high level conferences and meetings in Public Administration globally. She is a member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and Kenya Association for Public Administration and Management (KAPAM).

Besides her academic qualifications, she has undertaken the following courses: Strategic Planning and Management, Professionalism Performance, Result Oriented Management, Senior Management Course, Finance for Non-Finance Managers and Senior Administrative Officers Programme among others.

Commissioner Dr. Alice A. Otwala is the former Chief Executive Officer of Public Service Commission of Kenya. She was the Chief Steward of a team of 200 employees in fulfilling the constitutional mandate of the Public Service Commission (PSC). The PSC sets standards and ensures compliance to Human Resource Management in the whole of the Public Service.

Due to her exemplary performance, she has been awarded two Presidential Awards i.e. the Moran of Burning Spear (MBS) and Chief of Burning Spear (CBS) for her distinguished service, strong leadership and outstanding contribution to improving the Public Service.
Commissioner Dr. Otwala has extensive experience and practical knowledge of public administration having risen through the ranks from an Assistant Secretary to become the Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Service Commission of Kenya. Her long stint of 35 years has seen her serve the Public Service in various Government Ministries and Departments including Office of the President, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, East African Community, Trade and recently, the Public Service Commission of Kenya.
She is also a Founder and Patron of Hope Citadel Foundation, Missioners of Hope which is a Community Based Organization. She is passionate about orphans and the girl-child, having mentored and coached several young people through schools, colleges and universities. She believes that training up a girl is core to bringing up an upright community. She is also a trained Counsellor and leader of several schools and Churches.
The Vice-Chairperson heads the Recruitment, Appointments and Welfare Committee.

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