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Uhuru makes big appointments in State Boards as his term nears end

As he winds up his term in office, President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed several people into various State boards.

These include the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the State Corporations Advisory Committee, the Kenya Forestry Research Institute and the Kenya National Public Health Institute, among others.

Through a Gazette notice published August 5, President Kenyatta said: “In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 250 (2) of the Constitution, as read with section 10 (5) of the Ethics and AntiCorruption Commission Act, 2011, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, appoint— Cecilia Mbinya Mutuku (Dr.), John Ogallo, to be members of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, for a period of six (6) years.”

The other Kenyans appointed by the Head of State are:

  1. Linus Gitahi – Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Rivatex East Africa Limited (3 years)
  2. Dennis Awori (Amb.) – Member of the State Corporations Advisory Committee (3 years)
  3. Donald Apollo Kokonya (Dr.) – Non-Executive Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Board of Mental Health (3 years)
  4. John Waithaka – Non-Executive Chairperson of the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (3 years)
  5. Nabila Khanbhai (Dr.) – Non-Executive Chairperson of the Kenya Tissue and Transplant Authority (3 years) 
  6. Robert Mwangi Kariuki – chairperson of the Kenya Water Towers Agency Board (3 years)
  7. Geoffrey Gitu Mbirua – Non-Executive Chairperson of the National Aids Control Council (3 years)
  8. Gerald Macharia – Non-Executive Chairperson of the Kenya National Public Health Institute (3 years) 
  9. Jas Bedi – Non-Executive Chairperson of the Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency Board (3 years)
  10. Capt. Paul Rukaria – Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Kenya National Trading Corporation (3 years)
  11. Col. (Rtd.) Noor Musa – Chairperson of the Board of the Kenya Fisheries Service (3 years)
  12. Phyllis Wakiaga – chairperson of the Kenya Roads Board (3 years)
  13. Charles Mugo Chiuri (Eng.) – Chairperson of the Board of the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (3 years)
  14. Winfrida Ngumi – Chairperson of the Board of the Kenya National Highways Authority (3 years)
  15. Simon Gicharu (Dr.) – Chairperson of the Water Services Regulatory Board (3 years)
  16. Omar Jibril Mohamed – Chairperson of the Kenya National Library Services Board (2 years)
  17. Fatma Naaman Muses – Chairperson of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (3 years)
  18. Christine Anyango Agimba – Chairperson of the Kenya Law Reform Commission (6 years) 
  19. Lucas Kyonze Tumbo (Rtd.) Maj. Gen. – Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Military Veterans (4 years)

By: https://www.citizen.digital

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