President William Ruto has appointed Prof. Simon Gicharu to be the chairperson of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) for a period of three years.
Gicharu, the founder of Mt Kenya University (MKU) will relinquish his appointment at the Water Services Regulatory Board as it has been revoked at the same time. Also appointed is Titus Kipkoech Korir to chair KFS for a period of three years, replacing Chirchir.
Gicharu also served as the chairman of the National Association of Private University Owners in Kenya (NAPOK), where he successfully advocated for the government to review its higher education policies resulting in increased university enrollment and transition rates from high school to university.
Apart from his leadership that made MKU become the largest private University in East and Central Africa in terms of infrastructure and student enrollment, Prof. Gicharu has in the past led the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation as chairman.
Meanwhile, former Taita Taveta MP Naomi Shaban is the new chairperson of the Tobacco Control Board for a period of two years and revoked the appointment of Dr Khama Rogo. Job Chirchir is the new Water Services Regulatory Board chairperson replacing Prof. Gicharu.
Chirchir’s appointment at the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) was also revoked.
Interior CS Professor Kithure Kindiki appointed Jubilee chairperson Nelson Dzuya to be a member of the Non-Governmental Organization Coordination Board, where he will serve for a period of three years. Education CS Ezekiel Machogu appointed Joel Kibe to the University of Nairobi Council, where he will serve for three years.
Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi appointed Zakayo Maina to be a member of the Pyrethrum Processing Company Board for a period of three years.
Treasury CS Professor Njuguna Ndung’u revoked the appointment of Stephen Lmosta Lekupe and Erastus Kimuri as members of the Kenya Trade Network Agency Board.
He also appointed George Okeyo to be a member of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis board for a period of three years.