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Former Kilifi Speaker Jimmy Kahindi appointed as PPRA chair

Jimmy Kahindi will serve the Public Procurement Regulatory Board for three years.

Former Kilifi Speaker Jimmy Kahindi has been appointed Chairman of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority Board (PPRA) effective August 18 this year.

In a gazette Notice dated August 18 2023, President William Ruto appointed Kahindi to serve as chairman of the Public Procurement Regulatory Board for a period of three years.

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Ruto revoked the appointment of Andrew Mukite Musangi with immediate effect.

Kahindi will now be in charge of procurement processes at the County and National Governments.

In a statement The Former Speaker said the announcement comes after careful consideration of his remarkable achievements, his solid legal background, and his genuine dedication to serving the people.

“With his new appointment, Hon. Jimmy Kahindi assumes a pivotal role as the Chairman of the PPRA, where he is poised to bring his extensive experience and qualifications to revolutionize public procurement processes. His unwavering dedication to combating corruption, promoting competition, and optimizing the use of public funds underscores his commitment to delivering value to the people of Kenya,” said the statement in part.

Kahindi said one of his key priorities shall be to infuse innovation and digitalization into the public procurement landscape.

Leveraging cutting-edge technologies, the Chairman also seeks to streamline procurement methodologies and strengthen accountability, thereby fostering a transformative environment that nurtures trust, ignites economic growth, and fuels Kenya’s overall development.

On Friday social media in Kilifi County were filled with congratulatory messages as news of his appointment spread to the grassroots.

Many Stakeholders across various sectors expressed optimism that he would be able to drive positive change within the PPRA.

Contacted Kahindi expressed his gratitude and enthusiasm for the challenges ahead.

“I am truly honoured by this appointment and the faith that President Ruto has placed in me. My goal is to establish a procurement framework that not only meets international standards but also aligns with the aspirations of every Kenyan citizen,” he said.

Kahindi’s journey to this pivotal role has been marked by a series of impressive accomplishments that reflect his commitment to legal excellence and public service.

He graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Nairobi.

He served as speaker of Kilifi County Assembly From 2013 to 2022.

Dickson Wekesa
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