Margaret Kobia

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Margaret Kobia said : “The rigor with which data was collected and analyzed yields new insights on the impact of diversity and how to make diversity work. We all stand to learn from the authors’ methodology and findings. At a minimum, future sustainability and financial success demand representation, equity, and inclusion” External link

capitalfm Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : ''Manduli as a woman of many firsts and a true trailblazer who will be remembered for the role in gender equality and women empowerment,'' External link

tuko Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : ''Our thoughts and prayers are with the family she has left behind,'' External link

tuko Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “So, we need to ask ourselves few questions on how can we put all our Public Services in a digital form? Very soon people will stop going to Huduma Center because they want to access services from their laptops and phones,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "The findings of the study established that the number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported between January and June 2020 had an increase of 92 percent compared to previous year same period," External link

allafrica Friday, June 4, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The findings of the study established that the number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported between January and June 2020 had an increase of 92 percent compared to previous year same period,” External link

capitalfm Friday, June 4, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We are discussing commonwealth priorities including women’s economic empowerment and Gender-Based Violence with a view to sharing good practices and lessons learned towards recovery processes from the pandemic and rebuilding efforts that can involve women’s leadership and girls’ interests,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The findings of the study established that the number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported between January and June 2020 had an increase of 92 percent compared to previous year same period,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “On this Mothers Day, we salute all mothers for the role you play in providing for your families. We honour you for your unconditional love and resilience,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The findings of the study established that the number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported between January and June 2020 had an increase of 92 percent compared to previous year same period,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The findings of the study established that the number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported between January and June 2020 had an increase of 92 percent compared to previous year same period,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “I wish to appeal to all members of the public to join hands to end this vice before it becomes a normal in violating human rights,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The findings of the study established that the number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported between January and June 2020 had an increase of 92 percent compared to previous year same period,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “I wish to appeal to all members of the public to join hands to end this vice before it becomes a normal in violating human rights,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Peter Munya ) : “We shall plan with CS Munya, MPs and MCAs for residents to understand the importance of the documents. I know we will all support the President’s agenda,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 25, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "We all know that empowering women economically translates to empowering a whole community because when women are empowered, their children go to school, they access better healthcare services and we know education is the ladder that makes people mover from a low quality of life to a higher one," External link

allafrica Sunday, January 24, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “There should also be coordination from both the State and non-state actors so that we can work jointly towards preventing defilement and HIV infections,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 29, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia pointed out ( about Kenya Police ) : “The restrictions in movement and social distancing leads to isolation and increases the vulnerability to GBV and this is not unique to Kenya. The problem has become compounded and more complex,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased domestic violence by 30 percent and we must confront the cultural barriers that have slowed down progress towards zero-gender based violence in our communities," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Commission ) : “In the recent years there have greater global representation of ethnic communities in the Public Service as indicated in the ‘Public Service Commission December 2019 Evaluation Report on Status of Public Service Compliance with Values and Principles,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "The government endeavours to adhere to the policy on regional balancing and affirmative action during recruitment and promotion of its staff while cognisant of the need to maintain professionalism and meritocracy in order to match between job requirements and competencies," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "MPs have to be involved on county visits because they know development needs of the people on the ground," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Kenya Demographic ) : "Kenya is ranked number 109 out of 153 countries in gender equality, according to United Nations ranking," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Some of the challenges include stiff conditions for establishing a business in forms of registration, business permits, rents, inadequate networking and linkages to well established persons, financial institutions and larger enterprises,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The State is concerned by the high increase of SGBV, its multi-faceted nature lends itself to a multi-sectoral approach involving several stakeholders,” “I am advocating for a multi-sectoral partnership approach to address the harmful social and cultural norms that promote Gender-Based Violence at the individual, institutional and community levels,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia noted : “It is a criminal offence that must be punished. Working with the relevant stakeholders in the criminal justice system, the capacity of duty-bearers must be enhanced for implementation of relevant policies and legislation with clear targets,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia told : “A joint grassroots approach dabbed Huduma Mashinani has enabled more rural communities to engage with economic empowerment programmes hence increasing uptake,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, July 6, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia wrote ( about Anne Waiguru ) : “It is unfortunate that Governor Anne Waiguru’s term is being cut short by an impeachment. This is indicator that some of us do not value strong women leadership....” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “As women leaders, we call upon the support and leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Odinga to champion women’s agenda for an inclusive and prosperous Kenya. Women need to be included in decision-making as well as protection from gender violence. We want the issues that affect women captured in the document that is being prepared so that there is equality and equity,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Stress among couple is on the increase due to the increased workload of working from home and children at home which has increased pressure mostly on women. Men are also facing challenges among them not been able to provide more so at a critical time like this,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Women need to be included in decision making as well as protection from gender violence. We want the issues that affect women captured in the document that is being prepared so that there is equality and equity,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “These are dangerous times. We could reopen schools and find that majority of our girls cannot even go back to school because they are pregnant. And even though now they can go back to school they still might fall behind,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We would like to assure you of continued government support during this period. Our toll free GBV helpline 1195 remains open for 24 hours a day. I urge Kenyans to report any GBV cases through the helpline for medical and any other assistance,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "Women in quarantine face increased risks of intimate partner violence. Girls staying home from school are vulnerable to forms of abuse such as defilement and female genital mutilation," "The economic dependence and marginalisation of women make them more vulnerable, especially amid a pandemic" External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Should there be an issue, both levels of government will agree on the approach as we have no much time,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We would like to assure you of the continued government support during this period. Our toll fee Gender-Based Violence (GBV) helpline 1195 remains open for 24 hours a day. I urge Kenyans to report any GBV cases through the helpline for medical and any other assistance,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The suitability checks are normally lengthy and involve many state agencies. It is after this that Parliament is communicated to,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, December 9, 2019 6:21:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “It is time for action and any compromise against the fight on FGM will be taken with the seriousness it deserves. We will not tolerate anybody robbing our girls and women of dignity,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Government officers have no option and those clinging to outdated culture have no business being government officers,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Our prayers go directly to God. Such kind of exploitation should be included as a form of gender based violence. Many women who face various forms of abuse are those who do not have the financial muscle,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 18, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “President Uhuru Kenyatta is a champion of youth and women empowerment and that is why we want to see that money gets to the grassroots,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 18, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “In most cases of gender-based violence survivors find themselves alone,” External link

laht Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "The urgency to end all forms of violence against women and girls has gained currency now as the vice mutate and threaten to reverse gains we have made in gender equality," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Mary Wambui ) : "I did not take kindly the conversations that arose from the appointment of Mary Wambui because I saw gender issues, if it was a man nobody would be talking. Secondly, she was not given a fair chance because if she was to lead the board she was not going to be the only one making decisions," External link

tuko Monday, October 28, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Mary Wambui ) : "I did not take kindly the conversations that arose from the appointment of Mary Wambui because I saw gender issues, if it was a man nobody would be talking. Secondly, she was not given a fair chance because if she was to lead the board she was not going to be the only one making decisions," External link

tuko Monday, October 28, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “All MDAs have received guidance letters and interns continue to report with a deadline of November 1. Any recruited intern who has any reporting challenges to contact PSC for assistance,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “This year’s conference is happening at an opportune moment when Kenya is undergoing an ethical and governance transformation, when the President is championing the fight against corruption,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 18, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “As HR practitioners, you carry the noble responsibility of assisting the Government to uphold work ethics and codes of conduct in all sectors of our economy,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 18, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Our prayers go directly to God. Such kind of exploitation should be included as a form of gender based violence. Many women who face various forms of abuse are those who do not have the financial muscle,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 29, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “President Uhuru Kenyatta is a champion of youth and women empowerment and that is why we want to see that money gets to the grassroots,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 29, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “This meeting provides a platform to strategise on emerging gender issues by examining critical areas that still require further attention; share experiences and lessons learned; and forge common positions for accelerating gender equality and empowerment of women and girls” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We are keen on using this policy to address pertinent FGM drivers including gender inequality while advocating for the empowerment of women and girls,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The celebrations will be premised on the need for education to have relevant and effective learning outcomes,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, August 4, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The charge is intended to initially recover the cost of fuelling without significant commercial gain and focusing on more vulnerable members of society,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The charge is intended to initially recover the cost of fuelling without significant commercial gain and focusing on more vulnerable members of society,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Only 20 per cent of the youth know what they want to do while 60 per cent require further training and mentorship for them to discover what business they need to engage in to earn some income. The remaining 20 per cent have no idea on what to do,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:34:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We know we have a backlog over prompt payment of pensions and I am happy to officially launch the payment process,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 26, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "Unfortunately, the world has not been kind to these human beings, who have suffered the misfortune of losing their husbands," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia says : “My mother valued education, inculcated in us the value of hard work and honesty. If you brought someone’s pencil home she would tell you to return it,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 8, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia says : “Only a quarter of the teachers were African. Some of us who came from rural areas had difficulty understanding the accent of the white teachers who were the majority,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 8, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia recalls : “It was the first time I saw spaghetti. Even sausages I saw them there for the very first time,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 8, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “One of the aspects of Vision 2030 was to transform KIA to Kenya School of Government, which required the review of the curriculum, improving infrastructure and developing staff,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 8, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “It is not sustainable. We believe the contributory scheme will reduce avenues for corruption,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 8, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "After this those who are recruited will go to the training centre in Gilgil, where they will undergo paramilitary training for six months and thereafter go for national service for a year," External link

nation-ke Friday, June 14, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The collective performance of public entities in complying with the public procurement Act has not led to the full realization of the potential benefits of the policy to the entities,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Distribution of sanitary towels was done in all counties by June 2018. However, there were challenges experienced by a few suppliers who were unable to deliver during that period, and the contract was re-awarded to new suppliers who supplied to all the counties by March this year,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 29, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Each girl is expected to receive nine packets of sanitary towels with eight pads each, which are expected to last the girls a year,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 29, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The tender documents have clear specification on the standards of sanitary towels to be manufactured. The specifications were issued by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and it is mandatory that they are subjected to KEBS laboratory tests during manufacturing to ensure they meet the required standards. There is an inspection team that has been appointed by the Ministry to ensure that the standards are adhered to and they subject the sanitary towels to KEBS tests before they are released for supply and distribution. Those imported into the country are subjected to mandatory KEBS tests before being released from the port and into the country for distribution,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 29, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Distribution of sanitary towels was done in all counties by June 2018. However, there were challenges experienced by a few suppliers who were unable to deliver during that period, and the contract was re-awarded to new suppliers who supplied to all the counties by March this year,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Each girl is expected to receive nine packets of sanitary towels with eight pads each, which are expected to last the girls a year,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The tender documents have clear specification on the standards of sanitary towels to be manufactured. The specifications were issued by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and it is mandatory that they are subjected to KEBS laboratory tests during manufacturing to ensure they meet the required standards. There is an inspection team that has been appointed by the Ministry to ensure that the standards are adhered to and they subject the sanitary towels to KEBS tests before they are released for supply and distribution. Those imported into the country are subjected to mandatory KEBS tests before being released from the port and into the country for distribution,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Trends indicate a growing gender divide, and women are under-represented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design. The potential for change remains in the far horizon as women are scarce in engineering and other technical fields,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 24, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Sustainable Development Goals are interlinked and their achievement requires transformative shifts, integrated approaches and new solutions,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 24, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “it is vital that women’s ideas and experiences equally influence the design and implementation of the innovations that shape the future,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 24, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Then you realize you are about 70 percent of the population and 60 percent of you are not employed and it is not a good representation that majority of people who are well bodied in their youth are not financially able to take care of those under 18 years and those above 70,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, May 9, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Advisers are personal staff of Cabinet Secretaries with specialised skills employed on contract during the tenure of the Cabinet Secretary,” “Cabinet Secretaries are free to pick whoever has the competence both from serving Civil Servants and outsiders” External link

kenyastar Monday, April 1, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Centum have demonstrated capacity and ability through their wide ranging investment portfolio to generate significant job opportunities for servicemen and women trained by NYS in areas such as construction, agriculture, security, ICT and hospitality,” “Besides direct employment opportunities for NYS graduates within Centum projects, the servicemen and women will get mentor-ship from some of the best and most prosperous professionals in the region and receive ongoing training for career progression and growth,” External link

tuko Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Centum have demonstrated capacity and ability through their wide ranging investment portfolio to generate significant job opportunities for servicemen and women trained by NYS in areas such as construction, agriculture, security, ICT and hospitality,” “Besides direct employment opportunities for NYS graduates within Centum projects, the servicemen and women will get mentor-ship from some of the best and most prosperous professionals in the region and receive ongoing training for career progression and growth,” External link

tuko Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Centum have demonstrated capacity and ability through their wide ranging investment portfolio to generate significant job opportunities for servicemen and women trained by NYS in areas such as Construction, Agriculture, Security, ICT and Hospitality,” “Besides direct employment opportunities for NYS graduates within Centum projects, the servicemen and women will get mentorship from some of the best and most prosperous professionals in the region and receive ongoing training for career progression and growth,” External link

capitalfm Monday, March 4, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "Kenya has a legal framework and policies geared towards protecting women and girls from genital mutilation and other harmful practices," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "This calls for urgent and concerted efforts that will lead to eradication of female genital cut in Kenya within one generation," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Access to information is intended to curb malpractices and enhance transparency in public institutions. It enhance awareness and make officers accountable to their actions,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 1, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The ministry is very happy with the new law. It will specifically strengthen the financial and procurement controls at the service bloated with corruption in the recent past,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The ministry is very happy with the new law. It will specifically strengthen the financial and procurement controls at the service bloated with corruption in the recent past,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 31, 2018 8:10:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “All stakeholders will be expected to use the new policy to intensify campaigns against FGM in the country,” External link

coastweek Monday, December 17, 2018 8:30:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The ministry will further delve into social and behaviour change programming to handle the socio-cultural challenges that have hindered the success of current interventions on FGM,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 14, 2018 11:35:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The country should be able to reach around 18 per cent,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 14, 2018 11:35:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "All stakeholders will be expected to use the new policy to intensify campaigns against FGM in the country," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, December 14, 2018 4:03:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia alisema : “Tunabuni baraza ambalo halijawahi kuwapo kabla ya kuweka NYS dhabiti zaidi itakayofanikisha kazi yake, pia kuhakikisha kuna mfumo ulioimarishwa wa usimamizi wa fedha,” External link

tuko Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:17:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We are establishing a council which has never been in existence before to make a stronger NYS that will deliver on its mandate, as well as ensure an improved governance structure on finances,” External link

tuko Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:16:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Corruption has been rampant at the [agency] because only the principal secretary oversights the DG. That is why whenever there is a scandal, the principal secretary and the director-general have always been suspended. In the new structure, the ministry will have no role. The council will do the job,” External link

nation-ke Friday, December 7, 2018 6:30:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We are establishing a council which has never been in existence before to make a stronger NYS that will deliver on its mandate, as well as ensure an improved governance structure on finances,” External link

nation-ke Friday, December 7, 2018 6:30:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We are establishing a council which has never been in existence to make a stronger NYS that will deliver on its mandate as well as ensure improved governance structure in terms of its finances,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:16:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “In our view we feel anybody who is to be removed out of their office, due process must be followed. A group of people cannot just come in the office and say you should go out,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:20:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Legal steps for terminating a worker on permanent and contract terms must be respected by all otherwise counties risk spending public funds in running court battles,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 25, 2017 9:52:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Public servants have terms of service and if there is any reason to disrupt their career, a due process outlined in the labour laws must be followed,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "PSC concluded the EACC interviews for the chair on Monday. The commission will deliberate on the performance of the candidates and, based on merit, recommend to the appointing authority three names by next Monday," External link

allafrica Sunday, December 4, 2016 6:48:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "The position was advertised in the media on September 7 and closed on September 28, 2016," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:34:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Philomena Mwilu ) : “The JSC has, after lengthy deliberations, recommended Justice Philomena Mwilu for appointment as the Deputy Chief Justice,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:12:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The position was advertised in the media on September 7 and closed on September 28, 2016,” “By the close of the advertisement, 68 applications were received. On scrutiny and shortlisting, the commission could not find adequate qualified applicants to proceed to the next stage of the interviews” External link

standardmedia Monday, October 10, 2016 11:48:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “the JSC has after lengthy deliberations recommended justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu for appointment as the deputy Chief Justice and has submitted the name to his Excellency the President” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, October 10, 2016 11:13:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia told : "This is not personal, you just don't qualify," External link

allafrica Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:01:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "We have successfully concluded the interviews for the CJ and this week we will focus on who will deputise him. We will consider the candidate based on what the job entails guided by the constitutional requirements for that position," External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 25, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia announced ( about Hon Justice ) : "The JSC has after lengthy deliberations recommended Hon Justice David Kenani Maraga for appointment as Chief Justice, and has submitted the name to his Excellency the President," External link

standardmedia Friday, September 23, 2016 12:54:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia explained : "We evaluated the candidate based on the requirements for the position of Chief Justice and have nominated the most qualified in that evaluation...He will provide the best leadership in the Judiciary given his long standing legal career," External link

standardmedia Friday, September 23, 2016 12:54:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "At the end of the interviews, JSC has seven days to analyse, arrange the candidates in terms of merit and vote on the most suitable candidate to be nominated. This cannot go beyond Friday (September 23). Within seven days, we should have nominated a person to the President," External link

allafrica Monday, September 19, 2016 1:32:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "I wish you well and who knows? You might find a job in the Judiciary soon," External link

allafrica Monday, September 5, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Legally, he is the chief legal adviser to the government and Kenyans should also appreciate that we are in a democracy and the courts exist for all of us. That is how we see it. It doesn’t compromise his position in the Judicial Service Commission,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:53:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "It is expected that this manual will address any inconsistencies in the finalisation of discipline cases," External link

allafrica Friday, July 29, 2016 3:44:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “It is expected that this manual will address any inconsistencies in the finalisation of discipline cases,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 29, 2016 12:40:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia added : "That's how it works. If the CJ is a man, most likely... not most likely, the Deputy CJ will be a woman" External link

standardmedia Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "By all fairness, it would be good to release the three nominees to the President together. This is based on the assumption that nothing will come in between which could disrupt the calendar, like if someone goes to court to challenge the process," External link

allafrica Monday, July 18, 2016 8:38:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "People are saying so much, but he has a right to apply and he will not be advantaged or disadvantaged in any way. He will be treated like any other applicant," External link

allafrica Monday, July 18, 2016 8:38:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “By all fairness, it would be good to release the three nominees to the President together. This is based on the assumption that nothing will come in between which could disrupt the calendar, like if someone goes to court to challenge the process,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 17, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “People are saying so much, but he has a right to apply and he will not be advantaged or disadvantaged in any way. He will be treated like any other applicant,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 17, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia told : “CJ can be either gender. However if it happens to be a woman for CJ then deputy must be a man, or vice versa. That’s how it works. If the CJ is a man, most likely... not most likely, the Deputy CJ will be a woman,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 15, 2016 10:33:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We shortlisted based on the requirements of the advertisement and were guided by the Constitution,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We shortlisted based on the requirements of the advertisement and were guided by the Constitution,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:16:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "Although the commission has 30 days to conduct the reference checks, the background investigations and verification may continue until the time the commission votes on its nominees for the respective positions," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:15:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The Judicial Service Commission has today reviewed the applications received for the position of Chief Justice for completeness and conformity with the Constitutional and statutory requirements, the JSC Act and criteria outlined in the advertisement for the post,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:31:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "We are conducting a review of all the applications for the three posts concurrently. We want to be guided by a set timeline," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:10:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We are conducting a review of all the applications for the three posts concurrently. We want to be guided by a set timeline,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 12, 2016 12:32:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The process of recruiting a CJ is a long and vigorous one as set out in the Constitution and we are prepared to ensure the process is followed to the letter,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:26:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "The JSC has subsequently conveyed its decision to the LSK in the presence of its lawyers that because of the above reasons, it is not amenable to mediation," External link

allafrica Monday, June 6, 2016 1:55:00 PM EAT



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Margaret Kobia said : “The rigor with which data was collected and analyzed yields new insights on the impact of diversity and how to make diversity work. We all stand to learn from the authors’ methodology and findings. At a minimum, future sustainability and financial success demand representation, equity, and inclusion” External link

capitalfm Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : ''Manduli as a woman of many firsts and a true trailblazer who will be remembered for the role in gender equality and women empowerment,'' External link

tuko Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : ''Our thoughts and prayers are with the family she has left behind,'' External link

tuko Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:49:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “So, we need to ask ourselves few questions on how can we put all our Public Services in a digital form? Very soon people will stop going to Huduma Center because they want to access services from their laptops and phones,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "The findings of the study established that the number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported between January and June 2020 had an increase of 92 percent compared to previous year same period," External link

allafrica Friday, June 4, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The findings of the study established that the number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported between January and June 2020 had an increase of 92 percent compared to previous year same period,” External link

capitalfm Friday, June 4, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We are discussing commonwealth priorities including women’s economic empowerment and Gender-Based Violence with a view to sharing good practices and lessons learned towards recovery processes from the pandemic and rebuilding efforts that can involve women’s leadership and girls’ interests,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The findings of the study established that the number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported between January and June 2020 had an increase of 92 percent compared to previous year same period,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “On this Mothers Day, we salute all mothers for the role you play in providing for your families. We honour you for your unconditional love and resilience,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The findings of the study established that the number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported between January and June 2020 had an increase of 92 percent compared to previous year same period,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The findings of the study established that the number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported between January and June 2020 had an increase of 92 percent compared to previous year same period,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “I wish to appeal to all members of the public to join hands to end this vice before it becomes a normal in violating human rights,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The findings of the study established that the number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported between January and June 2020 had an increase of 92 percent compared to previous year same period,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “I wish to appeal to all members of the public to join hands to end this vice before it becomes a normal in violating human rights,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Peter Munya ) : “We shall plan with CS Munya, MPs and MCAs for residents to understand the importance of the documents. I know we will all support the President’s agenda,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 25, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "We all know that empowering women economically translates to empowering a whole community because when women are empowered, their children go to school, they access better healthcare services and we know education is the ladder that makes people mover from a low quality of life to a higher one," External link

allafrica Sunday, January 24, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “There should also be coordination from both the State and non-state actors so that we can work jointly towards preventing defilement and HIV infections,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 29, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia pointed out ( about Kenya Police ) : “The restrictions in movement and social distancing leads to isolation and increases the vulnerability to GBV and this is not unique to Kenya. The problem has become compounded and more complex,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased domestic violence by 30 percent and we must confront the cultural barriers that have slowed down progress towards zero-gender based violence in our communities," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Commission ) : “In the recent years there have greater global representation of ethnic communities in the Public Service as indicated in the ‘Public Service Commission December 2019 Evaluation Report on Status of Public Service Compliance with Values and Principles,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "The government endeavours to adhere to the policy on regional balancing and affirmative action during recruitment and promotion of its staff while cognisant of the need to maintain professionalism and meritocracy in order to match between job requirements and competencies," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "MPs have to be involved on county visits because they know development needs of the people on the ground," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Kenya Demographic ) : "Kenya is ranked number 109 out of 153 countries in gender equality, according to United Nations ranking," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Some of the challenges include stiff conditions for establishing a business in forms of registration, business permits, rents, inadequate networking and linkages to well established persons, financial institutions and larger enterprises,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The State is concerned by the high increase of SGBV, its multi-faceted nature lends itself to a multi-sectoral approach involving several stakeholders,” “I am advocating for a multi-sectoral partnership approach to address the harmful social and cultural norms that promote Gender-Based Violence at the individual, institutional and community levels,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia noted : “It is a criminal offence that must be punished. Working with the relevant stakeholders in the criminal justice system, the capacity of duty-bearers must be enhanced for implementation of relevant policies and legislation with clear targets,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia told : “A joint grassroots approach dabbed Huduma Mashinani has enabled more rural communities to engage with economic empowerment programmes hence increasing uptake,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, July 6, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia wrote ( about Anne Waiguru ) : “It is unfortunate that Governor Anne Waiguru’s term is being cut short by an impeachment. This is indicator that some of us do not value strong women leadership....” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “As women leaders, we call upon the support and leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Odinga to champion women’s agenda for an inclusive and prosperous Kenya. Women need to be included in decision-making as well as protection from gender violence. We want the issues that affect women captured in the document that is being prepared so that there is equality and equity,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Stress among couple is on the increase due to the increased workload of working from home and children at home which has increased pressure mostly on women. Men are also facing challenges among them not been able to provide more so at a critical time like this,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Women need to be included in decision making as well as protection from gender violence. We want the issues that affect women captured in the document that is being prepared so that there is equality and equity,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “These are dangerous times. We could reopen schools and find that majority of our girls cannot even go back to school because they are pregnant. And even though now they can go back to school they still might fall behind,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We would like to assure you of continued government support during this period. Our toll free GBV helpline 1195 remains open for 24 hours a day. I urge Kenyans to report any GBV cases through the helpline for medical and any other assistance,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "Women in quarantine face increased risks of intimate partner violence. Girls staying home from school are vulnerable to forms of abuse such as defilement and female genital mutilation," "The economic dependence and marginalisation of women make them more vulnerable, especially amid a pandemic" External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Should there be an issue, both levels of government will agree on the approach as we have no much time,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We would like to assure you of the continued government support during this period. Our toll fee Gender-Based Violence (GBV) helpline 1195 remains open for 24 hours a day. I urge Kenyans to report any GBV cases through the helpline for medical and any other assistance,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The suitability checks are normally lengthy and involve many state agencies. It is after this that Parliament is communicated to,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, December 9, 2019 6:21:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “It is time for action and any compromise against the fight on FGM will be taken with the seriousness it deserves. We will not tolerate anybody robbing our girls and women of dignity,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Government officers have no option and those clinging to outdated culture have no business being government officers,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Our prayers go directly to God. Such kind of exploitation should be included as a form of gender based violence. Many women who face various forms of abuse are those who do not have the financial muscle,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 18, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “President Uhuru Kenyatta is a champion of youth and women empowerment and that is why we want to see that money gets to the grassroots,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 18, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “In most cases of gender-based violence survivors find themselves alone,” External link

laht Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "The urgency to end all forms of violence against women and girls has gained currency now as the vice mutate and threaten to reverse gains we have made in gender equality," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Mary Wambui ) : "I did not take kindly the conversations that arose from the appointment of Mary Wambui because I saw gender issues, if it was a man nobody would be talking. Secondly, she was not given a fair chance because if she was to lead the board she was not going to be the only one making decisions," External link

tuko Monday, October 28, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Mary Wambui ) : "I did not take kindly the conversations that arose from the appointment of Mary Wambui because I saw gender issues, if it was a man nobody would be talking. Secondly, she was not given a fair chance because if she was to lead the board she was not going to be the only one making decisions," External link

tuko Monday, October 28, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “All MDAs have received guidance letters and interns continue to report with a deadline of November 1. Any recruited intern who has any reporting challenges to contact PSC for assistance,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “This year’s conference is happening at an opportune moment when Kenya is undergoing an ethical and governance transformation, when the President is championing the fight against corruption,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 18, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “As HR practitioners, you carry the noble responsibility of assisting the Government to uphold work ethics and codes of conduct in all sectors of our economy,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 18, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Our prayers go directly to God. Such kind of exploitation should be included as a form of gender based violence. Many women who face various forms of abuse are those who do not have the financial muscle,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 29, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “President Uhuru Kenyatta is a champion of youth and women empowerment and that is why we want to see that money gets to the grassroots,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 29, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “This meeting provides a platform to strategise on emerging gender issues by examining critical areas that still require further attention; share experiences and lessons learned; and forge common positions for accelerating gender equality and empowerment of women and girls” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We are keen on using this policy to address pertinent FGM drivers including gender inequality while advocating for the empowerment of women and girls,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The celebrations will be premised on the need for education to have relevant and effective learning outcomes,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, August 4, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The charge is intended to initially recover the cost of fuelling without significant commercial gain and focusing on more vulnerable members of society,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The charge is intended to initially recover the cost of fuelling without significant commercial gain and focusing on more vulnerable members of society,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Only 20 per cent of the youth know what they want to do while 60 per cent require further training and mentorship for them to discover what business they need to engage in to earn some income. The remaining 20 per cent have no idea on what to do,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:34:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We know we have a backlog over prompt payment of pensions and I am happy to officially launch the payment process,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 26, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "Unfortunately, the world has not been kind to these human beings, who have suffered the misfortune of losing their husbands," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia says : “My mother valued education, inculcated in us the value of hard work and honesty. If you brought someone’s pencil home she would tell you to return it,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 8, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia says : “Only a quarter of the teachers were African. Some of us who came from rural areas had difficulty understanding the accent of the white teachers who were the majority,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 8, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia recalls : “It was the first time I saw spaghetti. Even sausages I saw them there for the very first time,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 8, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “One of the aspects of Vision 2030 was to transform KIA to Kenya School of Government, which required the review of the curriculum, improving infrastructure and developing staff,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 8, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “It is not sustainable. We believe the contributory scheme will reduce avenues for corruption,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 8, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "After this those who are recruited will go to the training centre in Gilgil, where they will undergo paramilitary training for six months and thereafter go for national service for a year," External link

nation-ke Friday, June 14, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The collective performance of public entities in complying with the public procurement Act has not led to the full realization of the potential benefits of the policy to the entities,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Distribution of sanitary towels was done in all counties by June 2018. However, there were challenges experienced by a few suppliers who were unable to deliver during that period, and the contract was re-awarded to new suppliers who supplied to all the counties by March this year,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 29, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Each girl is expected to receive nine packets of sanitary towels with eight pads each, which are expected to last the girls a year,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 29, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The tender documents have clear specification on the standards of sanitary towels to be manufactured. The specifications were issued by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and it is mandatory that they are subjected to KEBS laboratory tests during manufacturing to ensure they meet the required standards. There is an inspection team that has been appointed by the Ministry to ensure that the standards are adhered to and they subject the sanitary towels to KEBS tests before they are released for supply and distribution. Those imported into the country are subjected to mandatory KEBS tests before being released from the port and into the country for distribution,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, May 29, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Distribution of sanitary towels was done in all counties by June 2018. However, there were challenges experienced by a few suppliers who were unable to deliver during that period, and the contract was re-awarded to new suppliers who supplied to all the counties by March this year,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Each girl is expected to receive nine packets of sanitary towels with eight pads each, which are expected to last the girls a year,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The tender documents have clear specification on the standards of sanitary towels to be manufactured. The specifications were issued by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and it is mandatory that they are subjected to KEBS laboratory tests during manufacturing to ensure they meet the required standards. There is an inspection team that has been appointed by the Ministry to ensure that the standards are adhered to and they subject the sanitary towels to KEBS tests before they are released for supply and distribution. Those imported into the country are subjected to mandatory KEBS tests before being released from the port and into the country for distribution,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Trends indicate a growing gender divide, and women are under-represented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design. The potential for change remains in the far horizon as women are scarce in engineering and other technical fields,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 24, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Sustainable Development Goals are interlinked and their achievement requires transformative shifts, integrated approaches and new solutions,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 24, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “it is vital that women’s ideas and experiences equally influence the design and implementation of the innovations that shape the future,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 24, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Then you realize you are about 70 percent of the population and 60 percent of you are not employed and it is not a good representation that majority of people who are well bodied in their youth are not financially able to take care of those under 18 years and those above 70,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, May 9, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Advisers are personal staff of Cabinet Secretaries with specialised skills employed on contract during the tenure of the Cabinet Secretary,” “Cabinet Secretaries are free to pick whoever has the competence both from serving Civil Servants and outsiders” External link

kenyastar Monday, April 1, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Centum have demonstrated capacity and ability through their wide ranging investment portfolio to generate significant job opportunities for servicemen and women trained by NYS in areas such as construction, agriculture, security, ICT and hospitality,” “Besides direct employment opportunities for NYS graduates within Centum projects, the servicemen and women will get mentor-ship from some of the best and most prosperous professionals in the region and receive ongoing training for career progression and growth,” External link

tuko Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Centum have demonstrated capacity and ability through their wide ranging investment portfolio to generate significant job opportunities for servicemen and women trained by NYS in areas such as construction, agriculture, security, ICT and hospitality,” “Besides direct employment opportunities for NYS graduates within Centum projects, the servicemen and women will get mentor-ship from some of the best and most prosperous professionals in the region and receive ongoing training for career progression and growth,” External link

tuko Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Centum have demonstrated capacity and ability through their wide ranging investment portfolio to generate significant job opportunities for servicemen and women trained by NYS in areas such as Construction, Agriculture, Security, ICT and Hospitality,” “Besides direct employment opportunities for NYS graduates within Centum projects, the servicemen and women will get mentorship from some of the best and most prosperous professionals in the region and receive ongoing training for career progression and growth,” External link

capitalfm Monday, March 4, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "Kenya has a legal framework and policies geared towards protecting women and girls from genital mutilation and other harmful practices," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "This calls for urgent and concerted efforts that will lead to eradication of female genital cut in Kenya within one generation," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Access to information is intended to curb malpractices and enhance transparency in public institutions. It enhance awareness and make officers accountable to their actions,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 1, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The ministry is very happy with the new law. It will specifically strengthen the financial and procurement controls at the service bloated with corruption in the recent past,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The ministry is very happy with the new law. It will specifically strengthen the financial and procurement controls at the service bloated with corruption in the recent past,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 31, 2018 8:10:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “All stakeholders will be expected to use the new policy to intensify campaigns against FGM in the country,” External link

coastweek Monday, December 17, 2018 8:30:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The ministry will further delve into social and behaviour change programming to handle the socio-cultural challenges that have hindered the success of current interventions on FGM,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 14, 2018 11:35:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The country should be able to reach around 18 per cent,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 14, 2018 11:35:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "All stakeholders will be expected to use the new policy to intensify campaigns against FGM in the country," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, December 14, 2018 4:03:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia alisema : “Tunabuni baraza ambalo halijawahi kuwapo kabla ya kuweka NYS dhabiti zaidi itakayofanikisha kazi yake, pia kuhakikisha kuna mfumo ulioimarishwa wa usimamizi wa fedha,” External link

tuko Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:17:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We are establishing a council which has never been in existence before to make a stronger NYS that will deliver on its mandate, as well as ensure an improved governance structure on finances,” External link

tuko Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:16:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Corruption has been rampant at the [agency] because only the principal secretary oversights the DG. That is why whenever there is a scandal, the principal secretary and the director-general have always been suspended. In the new structure, the ministry will have no role. The council will do the job,” External link

nation-ke Friday, December 7, 2018 6:30:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We are establishing a council which has never been in existence before to make a stronger NYS that will deliver on its mandate, as well as ensure an improved governance structure on finances,” External link

nation-ke Friday, December 7, 2018 6:30:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We are establishing a council which has never been in existence to make a stronger NYS that will deliver on its mandate as well as ensure improved governance structure in terms of its finances,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:16:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “In our view we feel anybody who is to be removed out of their office, due process must be followed. A group of people cannot just come in the office and say you should go out,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:20:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Legal steps for terminating a worker on permanent and contract terms must be respected by all otherwise counties risk spending public funds in running court battles,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 25, 2017 9:52:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Public servants have terms of service and if there is any reason to disrupt their career, a due process outlined in the labour laws must be followed,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "PSC concluded the EACC interviews for the chair on Monday. The commission will deliberate on the performance of the candidates and, based on merit, recommend to the appointing authority three names by next Monday," External link

allafrica Sunday, December 4, 2016 6:48:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "The position was advertised in the media on September 7 and closed on September 28, 2016," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:34:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Philomena Mwilu ) : “The JSC has, after lengthy deliberations, recommended Justice Philomena Mwilu for appointment as the Deputy Chief Justice,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:12:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The position was advertised in the media on September 7 and closed on September 28, 2016,” “By the close of the advertisement, 68 applications were received. On scrutiny and shortlisting, the commission could not find adequate qualified applicants to proceed to the next stage of the interviews” External link

standardmedia Monday, October 10, 2016 11:48:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “the JSC has after lengthy deliberations recommended justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu for appointment as the deputy Chief Justice and has submitted the name to his Excellency the President” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, October 10, 2016 11:13:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia told : "This is not personal, you just don't qualify," External link

allafrica Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:01:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "We have successfully concluded the interviews for the CJ and this week we will focus on who will deputise him. We will consider the candidate based on what the job entails guided by the constitutional requirements for that position," External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 25, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia announced ( about Hon Justice ) : "The JSC has after lengthy deliberations recommended Hon Justice David Kenani Maraga for appointment as Chief Justice, and has submitted the name to his Excellency the President," External link

standardmedia Friday, September 23, 2016 12:54:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia explained : "We evaluated the candidate based on the requirements for the position of Chief Justice and have nominated the most qualified in that evaluation...He will provide the best leadership in the Judiciary given his long standing legal career," External link

standardmedia Friday, September 23, 2016 12:54:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "At the end of the interviews, JSC has seven days to analyse, arrange the candidates in terms of merit and vote on the most suitable candidate to be nominated. This cannot go beyond Friday (September 23). Within seven days, we should have nominated a person to the President," External link

allafrica Monday, September 19, 2016 1:32:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "I wish you well and who knows? You might find a job in the Judiciary soon," External link

allafrica Monday, September 5, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “Legally, he is the chief legal adviser to the government and Kenyans should also appreciate that we are in a democracy and the courts exist for all of us. That is how we see it. It doesn’t compromise his position in the Judicial Service Commission,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:53:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "It is expected that this manual will address any inconsistencies in the finalisation of discipline cases," External link

allafrica Friday, July 29, 2016 3:44:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “It is expected that this manual will address any inconsistencies in the finalisation of discipline cases,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 29, 2016 12:40:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia added : "That's how it works. If the CJ is a man, most likely... not most likely, the Deputy CJ will be a woman" External link

standardmedia Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "By all fairness, it would be good to release the three nominees to the President together. This is based on the assumption that nothing will come in between which could disrupt the calendar, like if someone goes to court to challenge the process," External link

allafrica Monday, July 18, 2016 8:38:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "People are saying so much, but he has a right to apply and he will not be advantaged or disadvantaged in any way. He will be treated like any other applicant," External link

allafrica Monday, July 18, 2016 8:38:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “By all fairness, it would be good to release the three nominees to the President together. This is based on the assumption that nothing will come in between which could disrupt the calendar, like if someone goes to court to challenge the process,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 17, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “People are saying so much, but he has a right to apply and he will not be advantaged or disadvantaged in any way. He will be treated like any other applicant,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 17, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia told : “CJ can be either gender. However if it happens to be a woman for CJ then deputy must be a man, or vice versa. That’s how it works. If the CJ is a man, most likely... not most likely, the Deputy CJ will be a woman,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 15, 2016 10:33:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We shortlisted based on the requirements of the advertisement and were guided by the Constitution,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We shortlisted based on the requirements of the advertisement and were guided by the Constitution,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:16:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "Although the commission has 30 days to conduct the reference checks, the background investigations and verification may continue until the time the commission votes on its nominees for the respective positions," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:15:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The Judicial Service Commission has today reviewed the applications received for the position of Chief Justice for completeness and conformity with the Constitutional and statutory requirements, the JSC Act and criteria outlined in the advertisement for the post,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:31:00 PM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "We are conducting a review of all the applications for the three posts concurrently. We want to be guided by a set timeline," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:10:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “We are conducting a review of all the applications for the three posts concurrently. We want to be guided by a set timeline,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 12, 2016 12:32:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : “The process of recruiting a CJ is a long and vigorous one as set out in the Constitution and we are prepared to ensure the process is followed to the letter,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:26:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said : "The JSC has subsequently conveyed its decision to the LSK in the presence of its lawyers that because of the above reasons, it is not amenable to mediation," External link

allafrica Monday, June 6, 2016 1:55:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chairperson49.64%EN09/02/201702/09/2017
public service commission chairperson9.35%EN09/02/201702/09/2017
service commission chairperson5.04%EN09/02/201702/09/2017
chairman1.44%EN09/02/201702/09/2017
service commission chairman1.44%EN01/23/201723/01/2017
public service commission chairman0.72%EN01/23/201723/01/2017
commissioners1.44%EN01/14/201714/01/2017
professor4.32%EN01/05/201705/01/2017
public service commission professor3.60%EN01/05/201705/01/2017
service commission professor3.60%EN01/05/201705/01/2017
psc chairperson7.19%EN12/04/201604/12/2016
chairperson of public service commission1.44%EN11/11/201611/11/2016
justice0.72%EN11/11/201611/11/2016
public service chairperson0.72%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
commissioner2.16%EN10/13/201613/10/2016
kenya public service commission chairperson1.44%EN10/11/201611/10/2016
chairperson of the panel0.72%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
head0.72%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
acting commission chairperson0.72%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
judicial service commission chairman0.72%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
was public service commission chairperson0.72%EN09/01/201601/09/2016
chairwoman0.72%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
service commission chairwoman0.72%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
public service commission chairwoman0.72%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Margaret KobiaEN100.00%


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