This man James Nyoro: From Senior Advisor for the Presidency to Governor


This man James Nyoro: From Senior Advisor for the Presidency to Governor

James Nyoro was once a Senior Advisor to the Presidency in matters Food Security, Water and Climate Change.

He was based at DP William Ruto’s office and as at the time of publishing this article, his profile was still on the website.

“Mr. Nyoro is passionate about food security issues in the region and has over the last two decades and a half worked on policies that could strengthen food security in Africa,” it reads in part.

According to the Daily Nation, he left the position citing ‘frustration over lack of professionalism.’

Before that role, he had served as the MD of the Rockefeller Foundation for Africa region from November 2008 to August 2012.

He is a graduate of Agricultural Economics from the University of Nairobi and London’s University Wye College.

Nyoro has also served as Country and Policy Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington.

Other top roles include advisor to the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; and Executive Director of Tegemeo Institute, Egerton University.

According to the Standard newspaper, former Governor William Kabogo once described Nyoro as a passing cloud after he unsuccessfully vied for the Kiambu gubernatorial seat in 2013.

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