Is Ruto Being Short-changed by Uhuru in Top State Appointments?
If we have to go by a draft document titled: ‘Taking Control of Government (Operation 2 Containment),’ which was allegedly signed by Mutahi Ngunyi et al. on 2nd February 2013, then we can say there are cracks in the Jubilee Coalition, with regard to State appointments in high profile jobs. The document charted a strategy to “tame” Deputy President William Ruto, once Uhuru Kenyatta won the presidency. Aware that the Constitution grants Ruto executive powers, and that they signed a pre-election agreement for a 50:50 power sharing deal, the strategists argued that: “a number of things that have been agreed upon are not realistic and may render our man powerless and reduce him to a figure head.” Therefore, the draft called for measures to manipulate Ruto’s political enemies to fight him, and to revive alleged corruption cases against him. But these have not been applied so far.
However, two significant moves by Uhuru’s side of Government have shown that the alleged Ngunyi document is being implemented, albeit differently. During Ruto’s absence at the ICC trial since September, Uhuru appointed quite a number of his Kikuyu folk to key Government positions. Further, Ruto’s financial budget has been transferred back to State House. According to an MP in his political party (United Republican Party), “The Office of the DP cannot hire anyone without approval from the Presidency and can not buy tissue paper unless it is approved by the same office. We have no idea what this means.”
There is a general feeling that under President Uhuru Kenyatta’s leadership, Kenya is drifting back to the past in certain aspects. The so-called ‘digital leader’ is behaving like a real ‘analogue’. Recently, somebody mentioned in the Kenyan media that Uhuru is a personification of the past three presidents, especially whenever he appoints people of his tribe to top public jobs. The 50:50 power sharing deal seems a myth because out of the recent and upcoming appointments, there are many from Mt. Kenya region and specifically his Kikuyus, while on Ruto’s side, there is a better reflection of the Kenyan face; not necessarily from his Kalenjin tribe.
Charles Hornsby’s book chapter on ‘The Kikuyunization of Kenya under Jomo Kenyatta’ is reminiscent of the current Kikuyu appointments. “Although the State continued to talk of Kenya as one nation, and to de-emphasize ethnicity in its public statements and policies in land, service delivery and jobs, the unifying rhetoric of nationhood concealed a less palatable truth. The 1970s saw the entrenchment of Kikuyu power via a web of both formal and informal networks. As with the security forces, the senior civil service was increasingly Kikuyu dominated. The crucial posts of provincial commissioners, for example, were held by a small group of conservative insiders, more than half of whom were Kikuyu from 1967 until Kenyatta’s death, and three of whom were sons of chiefs. Appointments to statutory boards and parastatals showed the same trend.” Hornsby adds: in “popular imagination”, Jomo Kenyatta was not only “the benevolent dictator but simultaneously ‘the chief architect and patron of the Greater Kikuyu Community’.” (In: Kenya: A History Since Independence pp.254-258 by Charles Hornsby, 2012).
Kikuyunization under Uhuru Kenyatta
Since September, the following Kikuyus have been appointed by Uhuru:
1. Nancy Gitau – Chief Political Advisor; 2. Joseph Kinyua – Chief of Staff and Head of the Civil Service; 3. Arthur Igeria – Head of the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration Board; 4. Mutahi Ngunyi – Senior Political Advisor 5. John Mututho – Chairman NACADA; 6. Lee Kinyanjui – Chairman National Transport Authority.7. Kiragu wa Magonchi – Chairman Teachers’ Service Commission (Uhuru nominee).
Further, it was reported that a committee appointed by Uhuru to investigate whether to repatriate Somali refugees in Daadab and Kakuma camps following the Westgate attack, consists of Kikuyus with only one Kalenjin. They are: 1. Daniel Njuguna Waireri-Chairman; 2. Joyce Wanja Mburu-Vice Chairperson; 3. Wamuyu Wang’undu; 4. Gladys Njoki Muhia; 5. Nyokabi Githiura; 6. Charles Karanja; 7. Elizabeth Nyaguthi; 8. Stephen Kiraithe; 9. Athanas Gichuki Mwathe; 10. Christine Agatha Waitherero; 11. Hosea Kimkung Maiyo (Kalenjin); 12. Dr. Githinji Wamwoka; 13. James Lee Mukora; 13. Joe Nyaga: Presidential adviser on regional cooperation (Embu).
According to media reports, Uhuru and Ruto will soon appoint political dinosaurs and retired Government officials, to head parastatals. They include Kenyatta’s uncle George Muhoho (Mama Ngina’s brother) who has been “eating” in Government since the 1970s, when he quit being a Catholic priest. Apparently, Uhuru is reading from former president Mwai Kibaki’s script who recycled his former Kikuyu workmates from the 1960s, into Government.
Former Head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura is to be named the chairman of the Lamu Port-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSET)- (Meru, Mt. Kenya).
Former Kenya Airports Authority Managing Director George Muhoho, Uhuru’s uncle, is poised to take over at Kenya Power – (Kikuyu).
Former Kengen CEO Eddy Njoroge is now the informal energy adviser to Uhuru at State House – (Kikuyu).
Veteran Aldai politician Sammy Choge is likely to be made the new chairman at Kengen. Choge is also the Nandi County chairman for Ruto’s URP party – (Kalenjin).
Former Isiolo South MP Abdul Bahari is slotted to take over the chairmanship of the National Social Security Fund board. He was an MP in the last Parliament (North Eastern).
Former Kikuyu MP Lewis Nguyai, a close Uhuru ally, is likely to become the chairman of the Kenya Leather Authority – (Kikuyu).
Former Kamukunji MP Simon Mbugua is to be named the chairman of Kenya Betting and Control Board – (Kikuyu).
Former minister and close Ruto ally, Chirau Mwakwere has been as the chairman of the Kenya Ports Authority. Mwakwere is a key URP figure and the Jubilee point-man at the Coast.
Joe Kibe is set to be the next chairman of the Kenya Pipeline Authority (Kikuyu).
“Uhuru was forced to revoke the appointment of John Mututho (Kikuyu) as chairman of Nacada as the National Assembly was not involved. On Thursday Uhuru nominated Muthutho again and it will be up to the National Assembly to accept or reject him.
To sit on the board as a director, one will need a Bachelor’s degree, be a member of a professional body and to have served in a senior management position for at least six years. Parastatal CEOs will also require a Master’s degree, be a member of a professional body, have ten years’ experience in a relevant field, and at least five years in senior management. The proposals also bar any person who has worked with a state corporation in the past five years from sitting on its board.” (See: The Star November 9, 2013).
Kikuyunization under Mwai Kibaki
Reports emerging now state that DP Ruto dressed down and walked out of PORK Uhuru in state house on 12th Nov 2013 citing mistreatment and shortchanging on parastatal appointments. In attendance was ICC fixer Nancy Gitau and illegal head of public service Joseph Kinyua. DP demanded his 50% share in govt and equal treatment and consultation in all decision making. He further stated that he is an equal principal in Jubilee coalition and be treated as such.
That Ruto will be screwed by the Kikuyu Mafia was a forgone conclusion as soon as Ruto signed the deal to go with Uhuru. To be fair to Ruto, anybody from any tribe who goes into a political coalition with the Kikuyu where a Kikuyu is president will be screwed. Entering an arrangement where the kikuyu takes the top position is not anything worth bragging about because it does not require one to be a rocket scientist to do that because the Mafia always welcome any politician who has the votes and is ready to play the second fidlle. Kalenjins praising Ruto for being brilliant because he agreed to be Uhuru’s number two is silly. Moi and Raila had already done that but only Moi managed to succeed to the presidency because he allowed himself to be humuliated and lose credibility, and like he was retarded and gave up his peoples land in exchange of being allowed to remain in number 2 because they could not find anybody that stupid. And even then, luck played a role in him succeeding Jomo Kenyatta. Ruto still has 10 years to prove that he can actually get kikuyus to vote for him. The fact that he is making demands and wanting equal treatment and not following the Moi script is already a disqualification from future power deals with the kikuyu. They are probably looking for someone who can play the role of second fiddle without making demands. I think the kikuyus are running out of candidates. I believe from now on, folks will be demanding that a Kikuyu play the 2nd fiddle.
RUTO FURY OVER LOSING HIS BUDGET Thursday, November 7, 2013 – 00:00 — BY STAR TEAM
Deputy President William Ruto DEPUTY President William Ruto is furious that the financial budget allocated for his office has been transferred back to State House. Ruto’s office will now have to seek approval from State House for almost every expenditure. “The Office of the Deputy President is no longer allowed to incur expenditure without approval from the Presidency,” said a senior officer in the Office of the President yesterday. State House Controller Lawrence Lenayapa referred the Star to the Treasury secretary Henry Rotich whose secretary said he was in meetings yesterday afternoon. Presidential spokesman Manoah Esipisu is in South Africa with President Uhuru Kenyatta and did not respond to our inquiries.
Yesterday Ruto summoned Lenayapa, his Principal Administrative Secretary Daniel Wambura, his chief of Staff Maryanne Keitany and other senior officials including his controller of budget and the chief accountant to a meeting in his Karen office. “The meeting went on and the DP demanded clarification on a number of issues. Lenayapa provided some answers but asked that he consults with the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua and the President on other issues,” said a source at the meeting. It is not clear when Ruto’s vote was moved to the Office of the President but multiple sources told the Star that it was taken away while he was attending his trial in the Hague. As a result there have been delays in processing allowances for Ruto’s staff, some who have been with him at the Hague.
“The Office of the DP cannot hire anyone without approval from the Presidency and can not buy tissue paper unless it is approved by the same office. We have no idea what this means,” said a URP MP yesterday. In another meeting on Tuesday, Ruto almost fired Keitany when he learnt that appointment letters of some staff, some in his press service, had been revoked without his knowledge while he was away. At that meeting senators Kipchumba Murkomen and Charles Keter reportedly pleaded with Ruto to give Keitany a second chance. “The boss was very upset with Keitany because he could not understand why the letters of appointments had been revoked yet he personally ensured some of them were written before they joined his office. Some of those affected were senior staff who left their jobs to join him when he took over the office,” said the source. The new staff have gone for months without pay and some have been grumbling about how Keitany has handled them.
The Deputy President is the principal assistant of the President and deputizes for the President in the execution of his constitutional duties. Article 134 of the constitution states that when the President is absent or temporarily incapacitated, the Deputy President shall act as the President. When Uhuru’s trial starts at the Hague in February 2014, Ruto will presumably have to deputise for the president for lengthy periods. Ruto’s office is run by Keitany but also has an administrative secretary, an economic advisor, and an adviser responsible for food and climate change. He also has his private secretary, communication secretary and legal adviser. Most of these officials deputise equivalent positions in the Office of the President. The annual budget for the Office of the President is Sh1.1 billion for development and Sh3.1 billion for recurrent expenditure. The allocation given to the Deputy President was drawn from this vote. – See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-142617/ruto-fury-over-losing-his-budget#sthash.WAHjrG4j.LUeiV8zb.dpuf
Monday, November 11, 2013
Kericho Senator Charles Keter wants State officials who ‘coached’ ICC witnesses against William Ruto sacked
By TIMOTHY KEMEI
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Kericho Senator Charles Keter on Sunday sensationally claimed that some individuals who wanted to ‘fix’ Deputy President William Ruto are currently in government.
The senator, who was speaking during a fundraising ceremony in aid of the construction of the Litein Faith Church sanctuary in Litein Town, Bureti Constituency of Kericho County, said the individuals were behind a plot to send Mr Ruto to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
“I think it is a shame that the same people who wanted to fix Ruto are sitting comfortably in government. How do you serve the government of the person you wanted to jail?” the visibly annoyed senator asked.
According to Mr Keter, the government officials he was referring to had gone to great lengths to send people to the ICC to give false testimony against Mr Ruto. He called for the officials to be kicked out of government at once and prosecuted for their misdeeds, accusing them of betrayal
THREATENED TO REMOVE OFFICIALS
The Senator – a close ally of Mr Ruto – further hit out at the officials whose names he however refused to divulge, wondering where their loyalty lay as they are allegedly now working for the same leader they tried to have jailed.
Mr Keter went on to say that should President Kenyatta and Mr Ruto find themselves unable to remove the officers, he would marshal the support of like-minded political leaders to have them kicked out of government by any means possible.
“We cannot keep on sharing power with such individuals. Some of us are not ready to negotiate with such people. We are not going to do that because we want the truth to prevail and we do not know where the loyalty of these people really is,” he added.
His views were supported by MPs Benjamin Lang’at (Ainamoi) and Leornard Sang (Bureti) and the more than 10 Members of County Assembly (MCAs) who also attended the fundraising ceremony. The leaders expressed confidence that Mr Ruto was innocent of all the charges facing him at The Hague-based court.
Tell it to the lous, they say odinga only appoint his relatives. How many are there to fill all the posts?
SENIOR KIKUYU PARASTATAL HEADS IN THE 1970S (Under Jomo Kenyatta)
•Ephantus Gakuo — Director-general of East African Railways (later Kenya Railways), 1987-1970s. MURANG’A (Uhuru Kenyatta’s father in-law)
•Bethwell Gecaga — Chairman, Industrial Development Bank (1976-9). MURANG’A
•Julius Gecau — Managing director, East Africa (later Kenya) Power and Lighting Company (1970-84). KIAMBU
•James Karani Gitau — General manager, Kenya National Trading Corporation (1969-79). KIAMBU
•Stanley Githunguri — Executive chairman, National Bank of Kenya (1976-9). KIAMBU
•Charles Karanja — General manager, Kenya Tea Development Authority (1970-81). KIAMBU
•John Matere Keriri — General manager then managing director, Development Finance Company of Kenya (1972-82). KIRINYAGA
•Peter Kinyanjui — Chairman, East African Harbours Corporation (later Kenya Ports Authority) 1970-80. KIAMBU
•John Michuki — Executive chairman, Kenya Commercial Bank (1970-9). MURANG’A
•Philip Ndegwa — Chairman, Agricultural Finance Corporation (to 1974). KIRINYAGA
•Matu Wamae — Executive director, Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (1969-79). NYERI
Kenya: A History Since Independence (Pages 254-258) By Charles Hornsby (2012)
Kikuyunization should end here as their everlasting place>
Raw Facts: Former PM Raila’s top aides were not Luo!
NOTE: The names are listed randomly NOT to any order ; gender, seniority/rank, education etc., JUST RANDOM!!
1. Dr. Mohamed Isahakia – Permanent Secretary (Somali)
2. Caroli Omondi – Chief Of Staff (Suba)
3. Amb. Ruth Solitei – Immediate Fmr. Director of Protocol (Maasai)
4. Dr. Nehemiah Ng’eno Advisor- Government Coordination (Kipsigis)
5. Dr. Rachel Gesami – Secretary, Policy Coordination (Kisii)
6. Prof. Hiroyuki Hino – Economic Affairs Advisor (Japanese)
7. Abdul Mwasserah – Secretary Administration (Digo)
8. Sylvestor Kasuku – Secretary Infrastructure & LAPPSET Coordinator (Suba)
9. Paul Mwangi – Legal Affairs Advisor (Kikuyu)
10. Mumbi Kirieini – Private Sector Specialist (Kikuyu)
11. Mary Kundu – Head of Finance (Luyha)
12. Evans Nyachiro – Head of Procurement (Kisii)
13. Anne Mburu – Head of Human Resource (Kikuyu)
14. Anne Olubendi – Secretary Strategy & Delivery (Kikuyu)
15. Beatrice Gambo – Advisor Gender Affairs (Giriama)
16. Mr. Adan – Advisor Political Affairs (Somali)
17 Tutui Nanok – Agriculture Sector Specialist (Turkana)
18. Alex Alusa – Climate Change Advisor (Luyha)
19. Dennis Onyango – Spokesman & Secretary Communications (Luo)
20. Christopher Khaemba – Education Affairs Advisor (Luyha)
21 Jane Wangui – Youth Affairs Advisor (Kikuyu)
22. John Maina – Advisor, Foreign Relations Affairs (Kikuyu)
23. Emily Ng’eny – PM’s Secretary (Kipsigis)
24. Caesar Asiyo – Director Coordination (Luo)
25 Maj. Idris an – Aide (Somali)
26. Rosemary Outa – PM’s Secretary (Luo)
27. Silas Jakakimba Personal Assistant (Luo)
28. George Okong’o – An aide (Luo)
29. Dennis Mutuku – An Aide (Kamba)
30. Susan Boit – An Aide (Nandi)
31. Isaac Mwaura – Advisor, Special Interest Groups (Kikuyu)
32. Mr Kipchumba – Security affairs (Kipsigis)
33. Mr Ngombo – Security affairs (Giriama)
Tribe Number Percentage
Kikuyu 6 18%
Luo 4 12%
Luyha 4 12%
Suba 3 9%
Somali 3 9%
Kisii 2 7%
Nandi 2 7%
Kipsigis 2 7%
Digo 2 7%
Turkana 1 3%
Giriama 1 3%
Kamba 1 3%
Maasai 1 3%
Totals 33 100%
Uhuru has no choice but to short change Ruto because his presidency belongs to the kikuyu/chauvanist/hegemonists/kikuyu nationalists who cannot give Ruto what he wants -equality. The model that they want is the Kenyatta/Moi relationship where Moi acted as a retard untill Kenyatta died. Those who wanted equality or even nusu mkeka ended up being an enemy of MKM, like Jaramogi, Murumbi, and Raila. Ruto will be the last gullible leader who think he can asses government by making a kikuyu president. A new model of coalition government where a kikuyu mafia is not part of the leadership deal will be very successful. Not all Kikuyus belong to the Mafia and I think Uhuru is the last mafia to lead. He is finding it very difficult to lead and if he does not go to the Hague, his presidency will not last.
Speaking in Nakuru Thursday, the Senator, a close ally of the Deputy President said he stands by the statement he made in Kericho over the weekend.
“What I said, I will maintain it during the day and at night. The people I talked about know themselves. It is not about tribe,” he added
The statement has rocked the Jubilee Alliance with National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale denying claims that powerful people in the administration of President Kibaki government coached witnesses to fix Ruto over the 2008 post-election violence.
Keter said nobody is being targeted as the people he was talking about know themselves.
“The people I am talking about know themselves. I chose to say it in Church because that is where one can speak the truth,” Keter told the Media after attending a Senator’s Forum at a Nakuru Hotel with county executives from Bomet.
Keter has reiterated that top government officials accused of coaching witnesses to implicate Deputy President William Ruto at the International Criminal Court should resign or be forced out.
By Geoffrey Mosoku
Nairobi, Kenya: An overwhelming majority of Kenyans want President Uhuru Kenyatta to avail himself in person when his case begins at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in February next year.
An opinion poll released Thursday by the Ipsos Synovate group indicates that, a third of Kenyans or 67 percent want the President to travel to ICC and clear his name.
The survey carried out earlier this month, shows 25 percent of Kenyans however prefer the president absconds his date with The Hague based court.
The report comes out at a time when politicians, especially in the Jubilee coalition, have been exerting pressure on the President not to travel to ICC.
The findings may be an indicator that ordinary wananchi and the political class may be reading from different scripts.
The AU has applied to the UN Security Council requesting deferral of trial against President Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto.
Locally, politicians have threatened to mobilise their supporters to block the JKIA runway to prevent Uhuru from boarding a plane to ICC while Juja MP William Waititu told parliament that he is ready to resign in protest if an elected President is arraigned in court.
â€œThose who are vocal in urging the President not to go are those close to him who feel they have a responsibility to protect him,â€ Ipsos research analyst Tom Wolf said while releasing the survey.Â
Wolf however says itâ€™s not necessarily true that the political class has lost touch with the grassroots as appertains to the campaign to have Uhuru skip the trials.
The survey also established that 42 percent of Kenyans want the ongoing cases continue at the ICC as opposed to another 30 percent who feel the cases should be terminated. 13 percent prefer the trial to take place locally.
This is in contrast to the same survey carried in June this year that indicated the ICC support to be at 39 percent while 32 percent wanted a local tribunal as another 29 percent wanted the case to be terminated completely.
Majority Kenyans want President Uhuru Kenyatta to attend ICC trials, according to Ipsos survey
Updated Thursday, November 14th 2013 at 14:36 GMT +3
Nyanza, Coast and Western lead as the regions where the ICC approval is high while Central, Eastern and Rift Valley marked the lowest support for ICC.
Nyanza supports the ICC process by 75 percent followed by Coast at 63 percent and western at 61 percent while Central has 54 percent, Eastern 44 percent and Rift valley 36 percent of those who want the cases terminated.Â 56 percent of Nairobi residents and 42 percent of North Eastern too gave their preference for the Hague process to go on.
40 percent of those who support the ICC say itâ€™s the only way victims of the 2007/08 post election violence can get justice, 24 percent said they donâ€™t trust Kenyan courts while another 23 percent said the ICC is the only sure way of ending impunity.Â 5 percent says by the cases being conducted at ICC, it will prevent recurrence of future election related violence.
Of those who want the cases terminated, 20 percent believe the evidence so far presented is weak, 19 percent believe the trial will cause violence here while 19 percent want Uhuru and Ruto to be allowed to run the affairs of the country having been democratically elected.
This comes at the time the country eagerly awaits a vote by the UN Security Council which is slated to meet in New York Friday to deliberate on the application by the AU.
Already, reports indicated that the United States, Britain and France have expressed their opposition to the move, and any veto from any of the five permanent member states will spell a death knell for the dream to stop the cases for at least one year.
Click to access ICC-ASP-12-24-ENG.pdf
Yes Kikuyu Fixed Ruto(Answer) Until When? Until the second comming of that man from Nazareth(Answer) But when exactly that time & hour ? (ANSWER)(No body knows not even the son !but the father only(Jomo sr )but he is dead?You think so >That’s why Lumbwa’s will never learn, but will keep on running for this country as marathon champions!And bring Sifa kwa Nchi Yetu Kenya, kweli Kenya iko Wenyewe.Without Money Ruto’s Deputy President Office will be as dead as dodolist!Sir Kinyua-Recycled) (Kikuyu) was appointed When Ruto was away in ICC Hague! MtsKenya +Kiambu Mafia (NSIS-NIS)butchered the New constitution (Apiece of Toilet Paper)to make Kinyua the (Third Powerful man in Kenya) DP Ruto will be answerable to Kinyua(Kweli Kikuyu owns kenya) Just like Ogwambo (Raila Odinga(Former PM under Kibaki(Kikuyu) was Answerable to Muthaura! Oh My god Ruto ignored Wazee’s Advice!Nguruwe Ya-ji-kaanga na mafuta Yake Mwenyewe! THE major QUESTION IS! What are OUR – PEOPLE-Lumbwas gonna do?The whole world is waiting to see. Isn’t Kenya fantastic ?Oh Yes ,more than Fantastically!
Uhuru’s Downward Spiral as Ruto Sneakily Allows More Kikuyu Appointments
01 October 2013
Uhuru is not in charge of the government. He is merely a proxy. There are dark forces behind the recent appointments of only Kikuyus. Kenyans are being told that Francis Kimemia impersonated the President.
Skeptical analysts have said that this is bullshit and Kenyatta is being held at ransom because even the impersonation of just a mere police officer or government clerk is punishable severely by imprisonment for many years with an option of a hefty fine.
The fact that Kimemia impersonated the President of the Republic is scandalous. A person who impersonates the President of the Republic commits a treasonable offence and Kenyans know the consequences of that. If Kimemia acted in contravention to the Kenyan Constitution by impersonating Uhuru Kenyatta he should have been held accountable for his actions.
Has Kimemia been held to account? No, what happened in the aftermath of the Westgate Mall massacre that Kimemia is being used as the scapegoat is the appointment of another Kikuyu in a high position in the government. Kenyans, don’t be fooled! It is politics as usual because Uhuru owes his presidency to Francis Kimemia who together with Major General Michael Gichangi (NIS), Major General Julius Waweru Karangi (KDF)and the C.I.D. Director Muhoro Ndegwa rigged Uhuru Kenyatta to the presidency.
Kenyatta is held hostage to these Kikuyu military and intelligence mafia.
Behind the scenes, it is being said that Ruto is allowing him to make the appointments without protest and therefore setting him up for a big fall. Those who know what is going on are watching from the sidelines as Uhuru digs himself into a deeper hole.
A close friend to Ruto was heard saying that the Kalenjin society was secretly pleased about the appointments as it clearly shows that the Kikuyu are the ones in charge and are the ones that bring acrimony and cause all the wars in the country.
Ruto was conspicously absent in the ceremony where the new appointee Kinyua was being congratulated by the “incumbent” president.
Unfortunately for Kenyatta, he seems not to have realised that Ruto is setting him up for failure at the ICC and gleefully continues to appoint more Kikuyus since Ruto is not opposing the appointments as Raila used to do.
President Kenyatta has appointed a committee that will look into issues of Somali refugee camps. The latest Kikuyu appointees are:
1. Chairman- Daniel Njuguna Waireri
2. Vice chairlady- Joice Wanja Mburu
3. Joint Secretaries: Wamuyu Mang’ondu, Gladys Njoki Muhia, Nyokabi Githiora, Charles Karanja Thingira.
4. Members- Elizabeth Nyaguthii, Stephen Kiraithe, Athanas Gichuki Mwathe, Christine Agatha Waitherero, Hosea Kimkung Maiyo.
5. Research team: Dr Githinji wa Muoka , James Lee Mukora
when reports emerged during election campaigns that ruto was paid billions to Shepherd kalenjins and their surrogates to support jubilee,observers knew that once in government,the lofty and extravagant promise made to ruto and kalenjins by uhuru/kikuyu alliance including real power sharing of so called 50/50 will be trashed and will remain mere promises to hoodwink the politically hungry kalenjins who were nostalgic about past political power hegemony over other kenyans when resources were skewed 70% in favor of rift valley and their lackeys.
kalenjins were emotional and nostalgic about moi regime.they swallowed uhurus and rutos lies and false power games and voted exclusively for jubilee alliance albeit in disputed win.
they have the power but have alienated all other kenyan communities who accepted and moved on.this people are in government wrangling over resources,appointments and presiding over dysfunctional government inneffective to administer the country properly .the loot to share has shrank since grand coalition govt ended. now you have carbon copy of kanu regime in power in name of jubilee.kenya is begrudging all western powers and America including shameful failure by uhuru to attend commonwealth summit in Colombo
if keter lamentations are true ,then jubilee alliance is slowly eating into itself as kalenjins are finding themselves duped by their greedy leaders including keter .
what can they do/is only kanu elite politicians of kanu era the likes of ruto who are beneficiaries,kalenjin masses are left dirty and awkward in disbelief in this dishonest accept and move on politics which sugar coat all lies sweetly with false promises and future benefits
watch tis man from >Nyanzareth>
Kalenjins can keep quiet while Kikuyus dominate top jobs but it’s not going to get better.
1 Taking control of the Government (Operation 2 containment)
The IGAD National Research Institute (Kenya)
The Entebbe Think tank Brief
The Consulting House (TCH) acting as the IGAD National Research Institute (NRI) for Kenya
With the Assistance of
Jean D Kambuni
Phillip N Gathungu
February 2nd 2013
2. Table of contents
1. Brief background 3
1.1 the factor 2 4
2. The deep sea approach 5
3. Brief Background
In developing this strategy we borrowed highly on premises of the 7 point minimum scenario (Tyranny of numbers) that assures our candidate of first round win in the coming March 4th Election.
However the win comes at a price which MUST be contained through a well-designed strategy to ensure that despite the requirements of the new constitution we still manage to wrestle the power from other sources and retain it within our sphere of control.
Our current challenge is to devise a strategy that would tackle the following areas;
a) Manage an executive number 2 in power- the constitution provides for an executive number 2.
b) Manage the 50:50 sharing of government – in getting the numbers for top up we signed an agreement for power sharing which may not be realistic once we settle down into the business of running the government.
It must also be pointed out that our current number 2 is a very abrasive and ambitious person who will want a lot of say in the running of the government affairs and we risk having two parallel centres of power.
We must also remember that Kibaki was able to manage this transition very well with RAO once he took over power and despite the hue and cry he managed to still take a stab on second term successfully.
4 The Number 2 Factor
Our current number 2 can be described as a very smart politician who has used his position to both endear himself to his people and accumulate wealth for himself. He is equally abrasive and very ambitious and would want to play a major role in the running and decisions of the government. From his character we anticipate that in the first six months we should expect some cold war between him and UK since he is known to always want his way and does not believe in being managed or lead.
Secondly a number of things that have been agreed upon are not realistic and may render our man powerless and reduce him to a figure head.
Every strong personality brings on the table a number of weakness that we will need to exploit at point namely;
1. In getting to his current position the man has rubbed everyone the wrong away and he therefore will have very little sympathy from the mainstream leaders. Just a sneak preview on this tells you that; Raila, Kalonzo, Wamalwa, Mudavadi will all be baying for his blood on the night of the long sword. We can also count of some of this people to prop up the government when the time comes (Kibaki did it very well).
2. Corruption: the man has a number of corruption cases including fraudulently receiving of land in various parts of the country. Some of these cases are still active in court and will come in handly on the night of the long sword.
The deep sea approach
In 2011 when Obama administration took on Osama Bin Laden they took on the deep sea approach b entering the airspace of Pakistan through the sea and disposing of the body in the deep sea to ensure that it leaves minimum disruptions in its wake.
Our approach must equally take the same angle through;
I. Land cases: fast track land cases facing number 2 using the judiciary. This plot will create the fastest trap for finding number 2 culpable then he will be forced to step down and in accordance with chapter six of the constitution. We will then identify a friendlier and weaker candidate without a strong ethnic base and the person who fits this bill is Balala. In propping him he will also bring on board a sizeable Muslim block that will effectively counter the number 2 blocks.
II. Exploit his weakness: as pointed out earlier number 2 in getting to current position created a number of powerful enemies and the most opportune time to exploit this weakness is when things settle and its time to form the government. The plan is to use his enemies to shoot down all his nominees and promise them in return a few government appointments. Remember that most of this people will be smarting from the humiliation and all the blame will be heaped on him
Cracks widen in Jubilee as daggers drawn among Ruto and Uhuru’s men
Updated Friday, December 6th 2013 at 22:18 GMT +3
By JUMA KWAYERA
On face value, all is well in the governing Jubilee coalition. However, the scarcely veiled fight for territorial control of key government functions and programmes rekindles memories of hostile co-existence between retired President Kibaki and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Beneath the façade of camaraderie often displayed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto, their allies are involved in protracted battles to influence government policy that almost forced the latter to quit coalition on the eve of the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court to underline his displeasure with the portfolio imbalance.
The near fall-out, The Standard On Saturday has established, follows concerns that the president’s advisors had further precipitated the collapse of 43 agro-based state corporations into four and placed them directly under the president’s office. In the power sharing agreement between Uhuru and Ruto agriculture portfolio was given the latter’s party.
The Agriculture Fisheries and Food Authority, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organ Development Service as a development isation, Agricultural and Food promotion agency and a training agency are the mega parastatals created from the previous 43.
The wresting of plum corporations from Ruto is just one of a string of complaints his followers cite as instances of treachery their party puts up with. It precipitated a crisis at the second cabinet meeting with a taskforce chaired by lawyer Abdikadir Mohammed that looked into parastatal sector reforms. According to cabinet secretaries appointed by Ruto, the meeting ended prematurely after Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich, EAC and Tourism Secretary Phyllis Kandie, Agriculture Secretary Felix Kosgey and Energy Secretary Davis Chirchir complained of being left with ‘shells’. The only minister to speak in favour was Industrialisation and Enterprise Development Secretary Adan Mohamed. “As differences between the partners threatened to turn chaotic with ministers allied to Ruto digging in, the president called off the meeting and directed the taskforce to fully brief the cabinet. Ruto skipped the third meeting to which he sent his chief of staff Marryanne Keitany, who made matters worse by trashing the report. It is upon this that the President made a decision to adopt the report as government policy when Ruto was at The Hague without the blessing of the cabinet,” a source that attended all the meetings says.
Mr Abdikadir, presidential advisor, declined to comment on the rifts.
It is against this backdrop that Kericho Senator Charles Keter launched a scathing tirade against the president’s allies in the civil service, alleging they had ‘fixed’ Ruto. It emerges that the statement, which the senator has declined to recant, was a warning shot over the fierce rivalry over public service appointments and apportionment of functions that is headed to a crisis point. Publicly, Ruto has distanced himself from Keter’s tirade, but he convened a meeting recently at his Karen residence where he was taken to task over being “pocketed too early.”
The tipping point in the uneasy co-existence between Uhuru’s TNA party and Ruto’s URP came when the latter sensationally alleged there were people who were eagerly waiting for the ICC cases’ outcome to take over the reins of government.
Initially, it looked like Ruto was mocking Raila, but after Keter’s statement, it turns out the deputy president was actually hitting out at the quartet of Kenyatta’s chief political advisor Nancy Gitau, former head of civil service Francis Kimemia, principal administrative secretary in the president’s office Stephen Gathogo and internal security principal secretary Mutea Iringo. Only Kimemia was trimmed as head of civil service. However, after nearly three months in the cold, during which the president appointed Kinyua private secretary, Head of Civil Service and coordinator of Cabinet Programmes, is making a comeback. The president directed Kimemia to chair a security meetings last week, which did not go down well with URP.
Speaking to The Standard On Saturday earlier, Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga acknowledged there was some unease in Jubilee, which he attributes to staff carried over from the Kibaki administration for “institutional memory.”
Chepkonga, who chairs the Justice and legal affairs committee, says: “There are concerns about the illegality of Kinyua being appointed. Kenya army has also been acting illegally. When recruits are being hired, KDF must indicate the vacancies available per county. We are not happy with the secret appointments in civil service,” he says. He warns that his party is ready to roll up sleeves to tough it out with TNA. “ Jubilee was founded on the principles of equality and if anybody attempts to undermine URP, the government will collapse,” the MP says.The rehabilitation of Kimemia is expected to upset the DP, who is fighting for the retention of national budget office under Treasury in his ambit. Under the Public Finance Management Act, national budget is under Treasury, but the transfer of the portfolio to Devolution and Planning is a foregone conclusion.
A senior staffer at the DP’s office who could not speak on record pointed out that prior to the transfer of Ruto’s budget to State House, there had been a tussle over the appointment of a principal accounting officer. Initially, the Mr Sylvester Mwadime, inherited from the former PM, had been earmarked for the post, but Ruto rejected him. Instead, Ruto rooted for Keitany, but this was shot down on the basis of her position.
State House account
Ms Gitau argued that Keitany could only handle private matters of the office holder. Mr Wambura was appointed principal administrative secretary, which functionally places him at par with principal secretary and accounting officer of the DP’s office.
The DP supporters are unhappy with Ms Gitau, who the deputy president perceives as the invisible power behind the throne, hence URP’s calls to rid his government of Ruto fixers.
At the meeting held at his residence two Fridays ago URP leaders reportedly discussed Gitau, Kimemia, Gathogo and Iringo, who they accuse of placing the public finance management unit under devolution and planning, re-transfer of key technical units – the Efficiency Monitoring Unit and the Inspectorate State Corporations. In fact as a result of the confusion staff in the two units that were previously under the DP’s office earned their salaries paid on November 17, with pay-slips bearing the account of State House.
“The deputy president has only support staff; he does not have any technical unit,” staff at his office told The Standard On Saturday.
It is not just in the presidency where the war has been fought. At Treasury, suppressed rivalry resulted in the recall from retirement of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) commissioner for Commissioner, Investigation and Enforcement Joseph Nduati. The reappointment apparently angered Ruto, who had his choice for the post as the coalition partners tussled for key offices.
When the tiff threatened to get out of hand, Majority Leader Adan Duale threw his weight behind Rotich. “Rotich is doing a good job…KRA wants some sort of independence but we have asked him (Rotich) to screen public payrolls to rid the civil service of ghost workers an unaccounted for salaries and allowances,” he told The Standard On Saturday recently.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013
In the past eight months, Uhuru Kenyatta has been undertaking a momentous, smart and historic reconstruction of how government runs.
Many Kenyans may not have seen the fruits of his endeavours, but the work entails a seismic shift and a grand reconstruction of government.
Rightly, he sees the old structures as archaic, inefficient, prone to capture by vested interests, middlemen and corrupt government officials.
The landmark state corporations restructuring is a vital component of that scheme.
In terms of the smooth running of his government, apart from the runaway insecurity, Uhuru has done fairly well. He is still charting the historic trajectory of his presidency and place in history. But in the past two weeks, his governmental project has veered off his well-planned flight plan and might have imploded.
He committed three monumental blunders that painted him as a poor reader of politics, damaged his credentials and raised doubts as to what the true Uhuru stands for.
These three missteps are his clumsy handling of the Judiciary, the unnecessary Media Bill and the attempt to run NGOs out of town.
Endless demands the Kalenjin elite
Uhuru will overcome and learn from his misadventures. But the challenges he faces in the near future will have much greater impact than the blunders he has committed.
First, the biggest challenge his government faces is the endless demands the Kalenjin elite make on his government. The community played a critical role in Uhuru winning the presidency and is rightly entitled to have its say. But the demands by its elites for goodies, offices, free land, tenders, concessions, etc, are infinite. No human being, no matter how powerful, rich or generous, can satisfy the appetite for free, stately things. Ask Raila Odinga!
The ruinous step Uhuru took against the Judicial Service Commission was a reckless attempt to satisfy one such senseless demand on him.
Kenyans have heard the chorus that Uhuru’s appointees have fixed Ruto at The Hague. We have heard the 14-day ultimatum given to Uhuru and the cries that members of the community have not “benefited” from the government. Uhuru, unfortunately, must get used to this. He is facing a sector of a society with a different cultural ethos, spoilt by the kleptocracy of the Moi regime and kept at bay for 10 years by the resolute determination of Mwai Kibaki to keep them out of state affairs. They are hungry and determined to lay their hands on state goodies.
The second challenge Uhuru faces is posed by a rudderless Parliament. Uhuru never needed a friend to run Parliament. He has the numbers. He simply required an average Speaker to manage the affairs of the House.
In the past few months, Parliament addressed trivial side-shows akin to a popular road show, thrilling at that time, but useless in the long term. Five years down the road when Uhuru realises that his legislative agenda is thin and barren, he will realise that it was his choices and the general mandate he gave to his people in Parliament that let him down.
The third problem is posed by top security officers. Uhuru is behaving like the proverbial ostrich. He is refusing to see the national imperative to fire all the top officers in the army, police and national security intelligence.
They are clueless. Yet Uhuru has decided to retain them. When he sees Kenyans killing one another in outer districts in northern Kenyan, he cannot afford to ignore their cries. Will he only act when the killings reach Nairobi?
There’s a fourth challenge posed by a combination of civil society, political parties and disenchanted Kenyans. Uhuru is not mortally wounded by the three events of the last two weeks.
He is badly bruised. He lost the shine and gloss of his presidency. These forces will seek their revenge; how Uhuru responds will define his presidency.
Ahmednasir is the publisher, Nairobi Law Monthly
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Uhuru Rift tour failed, says Keter
By ISAAC ONGIRI
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Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter Wednesday claimed President Kenyatta’s visit to the Rift Valley achieved nothing.
He said the President failed to explain the alleged biased appointments in government as demanded by URP.
And after he openly criticised the President and Deputy President William Ruto at the first rally in Eldoret town on Monday, Mr Keter was asked to stay away from the front row at Kapkatet Stadium, the venue of the President’s second meeting.
“They asked me to stay away from the front seats. They did not want me to speak again. So I decided to sit deep inside dais,” the MP said.
Addressing the Press in Nairobi, the first-time legislator who has been fronting a lone ranger rebellion against the President’s handling of URP, said answers expected from the Mr Kenyatta on some of the issues raised were not forthcoming.
“Our people are getting worried because in the third tier presidential appointments made so far he only picked individuals whose support for his party is obvious, so we are asking when will he start appointing our professionals to these positions?” Mr Keter posed.
He cited the appointments of Mr Joseph Kinyua as the Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service, Mr John Mututho as Nacada chairman, Mr Joseph Kaguthi as chairman of the Committee on Nyumba Kumi, Mr Lee Kinyanjui as Kenya Road Safety Authority chairman and Mr Njee Muturi as Solicitor General as some of the appointments URP members were unhappy about.
Nandi and Kipsigis leaders who met the President at the Eldoret State Lodge on Monday and Litein DC’s office on Tuesday asked him to consider the region for top government appointments.
People underestimate Uhuru but he is not a man to mess with when pushed, why do people think Mungiki call him THE BOSS and he is not at the Hague for nothing. He has shown Kales who is THE BOSS and they should keep quiet and happy with the 20% they will get because also they ate 100% for 24 years.
Why URP is Mad!
Simon Ngure – Kengen
Nyagah Munyu – REA
Lee Kinyajui – NTSA
Kaburu Mwiricha – ERC
Alice Mbugua – KAA
Alfred Matheka – KRC
Charles Gichahi – KBS
Paul Muthaura – CMA
Eric Mwangi – KFC
Roy Mugiira – NBA
Mututho – NACADA
Joe Nyagah – Advisor
Aurthur Igeria – NCIAB
Mbui Wagacha – CBK
Nancy Gitau – Advisor
Joseph Kinyua – State House
Mutahi Ngunyi – Advisor
Kiragu Wa Magonchi – TSC
Ben Chumo – Kenya Power
Cornel Ngelechey – NCPB
Charles Tanui – KPC
NB: Ruto is under Kinyua!!!
In short, I am not against the railway. I am supporting it because it will create employment and at the same time boost the economy but other than that we must have value for our money. Let Kenyans have the best deal.
A section of leaders claim that some people have been paid to incite Kenyans against the government. Your comment?
No one has been paid. I am raising a concern that is already before the Public Accounts Committee and Public Investments Committee in Parliament. MPs have actually petitioned the standard gauge railway contract in Parliament. Some Kenyans have also moved to court so it’s not a personal matter. Who paid them?
They said the one who paid me was a contractor who lost the tender. The irony is that there was no tender in the first place. There was no loser. I want Kenyans to understand that there was no tender. Let them avoid sideshows. Most of those people are sycophants and they should stop blackmailing me.
Is it true that you lost a bid for state tenders as claimed by a section of Jubilee leaders?
No. They alleged that a chain of people lost the contract. They even said that I lost the contract myself but I do not have the capacity for such a huge contract. In fact no Kenyan has the capacity for such a huge contract.
Do you think the Deputy President has been given a raw deal in government despite a 50:50 coalition deal?
Keter: TNA has short-changed Ruto’s party
Updated Saturday, December 21st 2013 at 21:40 GMT +3
By FAITH RONOH
KENYA: First-term Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter is a man at war with the top leadership of the Jubilee Alliance. His problem with the coalition on whose platform he was elected to Parliament is that his party, URP, and the region – Rift Valley – have been shortchanged in appointments to senior Government jobs. He spoke to The Standard on Sunday. Excerpts:
Question: What is the root cause of your discontent with the Jubilee government and specifically Deputy President William Ruto?
Answer: I have been complaining about government appointments because most of them favour one side of government. The Jubilee coalition is made up of two parties – URP and TNA – but the appointments seemed to favour TNA leaving us out.
People from TNA have landed jobs in Government. Jane Waikenda was appointed Director of Immigration; John Mututho, Nacada: Lee Kinyanjui, National Transport and Safety Authority; Joseph Kinyua, the Head of Civil Service and many others. This made us realise that we are being shortchanged. The deal was 50:50 not just for Cabinet Secretaries and Permanent Secretaries but for all other appointments.
I don’t mean to say that URP belongs to a certain community but the two parties have a say when it comes to decision making. When it comes to development, the government clearly favours other regions leaving out others. That was not part of the agreement and it is totally unacceptable.
Tell us about alleged corruption in the procurement for the standard gauge railway
I had issues with the standard gauge railway because I discovered that it is a scandal worth Anglo Leasing and Goldenberg scandals combined.
The money involved is about Sh1.3 trillion plus interest because it is a loan. If we engage in that contract, government will without doubt lose about Sh400 billion.
I have equally raised concerns over the cost of building a one-kilometre railway which is two million dollars but they are proposing six million dollars meaning Kenyans will lose four million dollars per kilometre.
The biggest undoing is not about the money involved in the process but the manner in which the whole process was done. The tendering procedures are in law and it states clearly that any amount exceeding Sh500,000 must be subjected to a competitive tendering process which did not happen for this particular case.
The Chinese government and our government are going into a government-government agreement which in procurement is not an issue. But still, you cannot avoid the tendering issue, you must follow procedure. Government should have allowed a competitive a tendering process to take place but instead it only allowed Chinese contractors to compete because all of them are funded by the Chinese government.
Yes. If you are not appointing anybody and they are appointing then it means you have lost it. Remember that there are so many CEOs that are still serving in acting capacity. Talk of NSSF, Kenya Power, Kenya Pipeline and others. They are qualified Kenyans and they must be confirmed. We also have issues in Nandi where forest evictees from Serengonik, Kipkurere and Ngatipkong have not been resettled.
I think the deputy president is being fixed. I see him going the direction of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in 2008 where he was used by former President Mwai Kibaki to evict Kenyans living in Mau. When he announced for instance that he wants to reduce the wage bill by sacking 100,000 people, he meant well. However, the political impact is huge because when you sack people who endure such high levels of dependency because of poverty, thousands of Kenyans will feel the effect. This will weaken his political grip not only in the Rift Valley but across the country. The decisions the government is making will be felt across the board.
Why have you strongly protested President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to retain officers in the previous regime who allegedly fixed the deputy president in his ICC case?
I have protested because I feel it is wrong. The ones retained were serving equally in the previous government. They must resign.
My protest is not only about the deputy president but all the other Kenyans who were accused at the ICC.
Some people think that you are the DP’s mouthpiece, is this true?
I am not. I am simply speaking my mind.
Will you stop speaking your mind as advised by other political leaders?
No. This is a war I am willing to die for because this world is more than just one individual. I am not ready to be a sycophant of anyone.
Muthaura back as Uhuru appoints 26 heads of Parastatals
Updated Friday, December 27th 2013 at 21:40 GMT +3
Former Head of Public Service Ambassador Francis Muthaura is back in government, he is the new chairman of the LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority with effect from January 2014.
By LILLIAN ALUANGA-DELVAUX and JACOB NGâ€™ETICH
Kenya: Former Head of Public Service Ambassador Francis Muthaura is back in government.
Muthaura is the new chairman of the LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority with effect from January 2014. Muthauraâ€™s appointment is contained in a special gazette notice (vol. CXV â€“ No. 182) dated December 27, 2013.
In the gazette notice, President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed 26 heads of parastatals.
Among those appointed include former MPs and retired civil servants. Former Marakwet East MP Linah Kilimo will head the Anti Female Genital Mutilation Board for three years starting next month.
Also bouncing back is former Kibwezi MP Agnes Ndetei who will chair the National Drought Management Authority Board. Philip Kaloki, a former MP from the same constituency who unsuccessfully vied for governorship of Makueni County in the March elections, will now head the Kenya Medical Training College Board.
Matu Wamae has been reappointed as chair of the New Kenya Cooperative Creameries for a further period of three years, while Col Geoffrey Kingangi will head the National Cereals and Produce Board.
The appointments, which take effect from January 14, will also see Terry Ryan take over as chair of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, while Taraiya ole Kores will chair the Kenya Meat Commission. The new chair of the Board of Directors of the Consolidated Bank is Benson Ateng, while Mr Mohamud Mohamed Ali will now chair the Board of the National Hospital Insurance Fund. Sam Kona will head the Kerio Valley Development Authority, while former Makueni MP Peter Kiilu will chair the Water Resource Management Authority.
The Lake Basin Development Authority and the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation will now be headed by Onyango Oloo and Julius Kones, respectively.
Mr Abdul Bahari takes over as chair of the Tana and Athi River Development Authority, while Joseph Musebe steps in as chair of the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. Kitambi Digore will head the Kenya Maritime Authority while Sammy Tangus takes over as chair of the Postal Corporation of Kenya.
Mr Edwin Yina is the new chair of the Kenya Information and Communication Board of directors.
Samwel Nyageso will chair the Kenya National Library Services Board, while Sam Njonde and Peter Kinya will head the National Sports Fund Board of Trustees, and the Kenya National Trading Corporation respectively.
Muthaura back as Uhuru appoints 26 heads of Parastatals
Ruto still fwakt up: 4 KALENJINS: Tangus, Kilimo, Kones and Sigilai
1. Francis Muthaura – chairman
LAPSSET Corridor deb. authority
2. Linah Kilimo – Head Anti Female
Genital Mutilation Board
3. Agnes Ndetei – Chairman
National Drought Managmt
4. Philip Kaloki – chairman KMTC
5. Matu wamae – chair New KCC
6. Col. Geoffrey Kingangi –
chairman NCPB board
7. Terry Ryan – Chairman KNBS
8. Taraiya Ole Nkores – Chair KMC
9. Benson Ateng – Board of
10. Mohamud m. Ali – Chair NHIF
11. Sam kona – Head KVDA
12. Peter Kiilu – Chair WRMA
13. Onyango Oloo- chair – Lake
basin Dev. auth
14. Julius Kones – chair National
Water Conservation & pipeline
15. Abdul bahari – chair TARDA
16. Joseph Musebe – Chair KBC
17. Kitambi Digore – Chair
18. Sammy Tangus – chair PCK
19. Edwina Yina – chair Kenya
Information and Communication
20. Samwel Nyageso – chair KNLS
21. Sam Njonde -Chair National
Sports Fund Board
22. Peter Kinya – Chair Kenya
National Trading corp
23. Keneth Sigilai – chairman
Kenya Electricity Transmission Co.
24. Titus Ibui – Chair Kenya
Leather Dev Council Board.
25. Simon Gicharu – Chair GDC
26. Daniel Kiongo – Chair KPC
By Joylene Sing’oei
Kenya: Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Eng. Michael Kamau has confirmed Lucy Mbugua as the Managing Director of Kenya Airports Authority.
She will serve for a period of three years.
The appointment was announced Friday by the Chairman of the Board of Directors Prof. Mutuma Mugambi.
“It is great pleasure that the board of directors and I announce the appointment of Ms. Lucy Mbugua as the managing director of KAA for a term of three years effective today. Ms. Mbugua emerged as the best candidate from over 50 candidates after an intensive interview process. The recruitment process was as per the KAA Act and Public Service Commission guidelines. Ms Mbugua has provided effective leadership at KAA over the last five months that she has been acting in the position and we have every confidence that she is the right candidate to drive the next phase of the expansion and modernization of JKIA and the other airports across the country,” Prof Mugambi said in the statement sent to newsrooms.
Mbugua has been the Acting MD at KAA since August 15, 2013 to replace Eng Stephen Gichuki, who was proceeding on a terminal leave pending expiry of his term.
She holds a Masters of Business Administration in Aviation from Moi University; a Postgraduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing from Dayton Ohio, USA; and a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Nairobi.
She is currently pursuing a PhD in Strategic Business Management from the Moi University.
Mbugua has previously served as the authority’s General Manager for Marketing and Business Development. She has also headed Marketing and Communications department at the Kenya Airways.
Her appointment comes when the expansion and modernisation works at JKIA is gathering steam.
In December 2013, President Kenyatta presided over the groundbreaking for a 20 million passenger terminal at JKIA which will cater for current and future demand of the facility, which is positioning itself as the gateway into the region.
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