Joseph ole Lenku lands new government job

Joseph ole Lenku lands new government job

Former Interior and Coordination of National Government Joseph ole Lenku has landed a new job.

Lenku was appointed the non-executive chairperson of the SACCO Societies Regulatory Act.

In a Gazette Notice dated May 30th, 2016, Industry, Trade and Cooperatives CS Adan Mohammed appointed Lenku to serve for a three-year term.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 6 (1)(o) and (e) of the Sacco Societies Act, the-Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Co-operatives appoints Joseph ole Lenku to be a member and the Non-Executive Chairperson of the SACCO Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA), for a period of three (3) years,” read the Gazette Notice.

Lenku’s appointment takes effect May 31st, 2016.

Lenku served as the Interior CS for a period of two years before being relieved of his duties at the height of terror attacks in the country.

He was replaced by Major Gen. (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery, who was then the Kajiado Central Member of Parliament for Kajiado Central.

Lenku’s regime, Kenya suffered several terror attacks including the Westgate Mall attack that left at least 60 people dead and hundreds others injured and the Mpeketoni terror attack that left over 50 people dead and many others injured.

Upon leaving the Ministry, Lenku has been pursuing a political career and has expressed in the Kajiado’s Gubernatorial seat.

On March 12th, 2016, Ole Lenku launched his Gubernatorial bid and expressed optimism that he will clinch the powerful position.

The former CS, who has been away from the limelight since his exit from the powerful Interior Ministry docket in December 2014, said he will contest for the seat on a Jubilee Party ticket.

The former CS chose to make the first step in his home area in Elang’ata Ekima in Loitoktok.

Ole Lenku believes he offers the best solution to the numerous challenges that Kajiado County faces.

“My agenda is very clear, women empowerment, youth empowerment, improve our education facilities, sewerage facilities.”

He will face off with the incumbent Governor David Nkedianye who was elected on an ODM ticket.

Kajiado County has five constituencies with four Members of Parliament having been elected on a TNA ticket, an affiliate of the Jubilee coalition. Only one Member of Parliament was elected on an opposition ODM ticket.

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Story By Koome Kimonye
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