Political losers rewarded in new Parastatal changes


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In Summary

Among the Key figures appointed to State Corporations include:
  • Judith Wanjiku Kibaki
  • Benjamin Cheboi
  • Doyo Godana
  • Charles Owino
  • Zainab Chidzuga
  • Suleiman Shabhal

Key political losers have made a comeback in the new Parastatal changes announced on Wednesday.

In a Gazette notice dated June 6, President Uhuru Kenyatta made 106 new appointments to various State Corporations.

Retired President Mwai Kibaki’s daughter Judith Wanjiku Kibaki is to serve as a board member of the Kenya Investment Authority.

Former Baringo Governor Benjamin Cheboi is to be the Non Executive Chairperson of the Agricultural Development Corporation Board while former Isiolo Governor Doyo Godana was listed as the new Non-Executive Chairperson of the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Board.

Other key figures in the new Parastatal appointments include former Migori MP Charles Owino who will serve  as Chairperson of the Board Directors of South Nyanza Sugar Company.

Ex-Samburu West MP Jonathan Lelelit Lati is the new Chairperson of the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute.

Former Kwale Woman Representative Zainab Chidzuga is now a member of the Board of National Oil Corporation of Kenya.

Mr. Augustino Neto, who once served as Ndhiwa MP will now be a board member of the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA).

Mombasa Governor aspirant Suleiman Shabhal is now the new Chairperson of the Board of the Kenya Trade Network Agency while KNUT Chairman Mudzo Nzili will serve as a Non-Executive Chairperson of the National Irrigation Board.

Retired Generals Joseph Kibwana and Julius Karangi have been appointed as Chairperson of the Kenya Ports Authority  and Non-Executive Chairperson and a trustee of the National Social Security Fund respectively.

Lilian Mahiri Zaja who once served as IEBC Vice Chairperson will now serve as a commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission.

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