Public Service Commission Chair Stephen Kirogo is dead.

President Uhuru Kenyatta led the country to mourn Mr Kirogo who the head of state described as a distinguished public servant.

“It is sad that the cruel hand of death has robbed us of Mr Kirogo, a polished gentleman and refined administrator whose contribution to the transformation of our country's public sector shall be sorely missed.

“Mr Kirogo enjoyed a stellar career as an administrator in the public service spanning over thirty years. It is his long experience and strong administrative credentials that enabled him to steer our Public Service Commission on a trajectory of growth,” the President said.

In his message of comfort to the family, President Kenyatta remembered Mr Kirogo as a distinguished public servant who contributed immensely to the transformation of Kenya's public service by initiating critical reforms aimed at enhancing efficiency in service delivery.

He noted that Mr Kirogo will be remembered for his many achievements especially projects centred around the youth.

"The country will remember Mr Kirogo for very many good deeds. One of his outstanding achievements in recent years is the internship programme which continues to prop up careers of very many young Kenyans," President Kenyatta said.

Before joining PSC Mr Kirogo served as the Principal Administrative Secretary/Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet in the Presidency and Cabinet Affairs Office since 2012.