Nairobi, Jan. 26 -- David Osiany says adjusting to life after working in senior positions in government can be trying for some public servants. The perks and power can ''shift what you believe in and how you see life'' if one is not grounded, he adds.

Osiany was 34 when he was appointed Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and Enterprise Development in 2021, making him one of the youngest State officers at the time.

''By law, you are entitled to a driver, bodyguards and secretaries. But I did not make these assistants an obvious part of me. These trappings are fleeting. But they can easily exclude you from the people you represent and serve,'' he adds.

At the end of his term, he returned to C...