Uhuru’s cousin Kungu Muigai lands top state appointment

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President William Ruto has appointed Kikuyu Council of Elders Patron Kungu Muigai as the chair of the Kenya Cultural Centre Council.

The appointment of Muigai who is former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s cousin is the latest in a number of parastatal changes made today.

In a Gazette notice dated January 20, Ruto appointed among others, Patrick Gichuru, who will be the chairperson of the Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority for a period of three years, and Stephene Kiptoem who will head the Board of Directors of NACADA for a period of three years. 

The appointment of Prof Mabel Imbuga was consequently revoked.

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Ruto also appointed Irene Muthoni to be the non-Executive chairperson of the Board of Financial Inclusion Fund for a period of three years and Hannah Waitherero Muriithi to be the chairperson of the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC) for three years.

Ruto revoked Carol Musyoka’s appointment.

National Treasury CS Njuguna Ndung’u also appointed the following members to the KDIC board:Melissa Ngania, Anne Lengerded, James Akali and Joseph Ng’etich.

The CS revoked the appointment of Raphael Kosen, Robert Murimi, JB Maina and Anne Agimba.

At the National Standards Council, Trade CS Moses Kuria appointed Jeremiah Kinyua as the chairperson.

Co-operatives CS Simon Chelgui appointed Lawrence Chelimo, Paul Ndore and Hardlyne Lusui as members of the Financial Inclusion Fund.

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