Beryl Okumu to chair the Governing Council of Kenya Water Institute


Beryl Okumu to chair the Governing Council of Kenya Water Institute
Beryl Okumu (center in blue) with fellow Board members after a press conference on June 16, 2020.

Beryl Okumu has been appointed as the chairperson of the Governing Council of Kenya Water Institute.

In a Gazette notice dated June 19, 2020, Water Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki said Ms. Okumu will hold the position for a period of three years, with effect from June 17.

She takes over from Wavinya Ndeti who is also the Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Transport.

Ms. Okumu has previously served as Board Chairperson of the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company (NWSC).

Taking over from Ms. Okumu at the helm of the NWSC is Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Andrew Ikenye.

Major-Gen. Mohamed Abdalla Badi, the Director-General of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services, also appointed the following people to serve as directors of the NWSC Limited with effect from June 17, 2020:

    1. Florence Njau as Chairperson (Nairobi Branch), Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers.
    2. Principal Secretary responsible for Water in the National Government of Kenya or his/her designate;
    3. Principal Secretary responsible for Housing in the National Government of Kenya or his/her designate;
    4. Principal Secretary responsible for Finance in the National Government of Kenya or his/her designate;
    5. Deputy Director-General, Nairobi Metropolitan Services or his/her designate;
    6. Chief Executive Officer, Athi Water Works Development Agency
    7. Florence Njau-Chairperson (Nairobi Branch), Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers;
    8. Nicholas Nesbitt – Chairperson, Kenya Private Sector Alliance;
    9. Wakaguyu wa Kibiru (Dr.) – Independent Member;
    10. Petronilla Asiyo Ogut –Independent Member; and
    11. Chief Executive Officer, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Limited (Ex-officio)

In the same Gazette notice, Treasury CS Ukur Yatani announcement the reappointment of Charles Makori Omanga as a member of the Board of the Kenya Revenue Authority, for a period of three years with effect from June 18, 2020.

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