Kiraitu Murungi, Samuel Ragwa, Mwaure Waihiga land State jobs
By Wanja Waweru
In the most recent round of parastatal appointments, President William Ruto has appointed former Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi to a State position.
For a three-year term, Mr. Murungi will be the board head of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya.
In August 2022 elections, Mr. Murungi, a seasoned politician from Meru, was defeated by Kawira Mwangaza. Following the election, President Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance welcomed Mr. Murungi’s Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP).
Mr Murungi is also a member of the Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC).
Former presidential candidate and leader of the Agano party David Mwaure Waihiga has been named chairperson Trustees of the National Environment Trust Fund board for a period of three.
The President has also appointed former Tharaka Nithi Governor Samuel Ragwa as the chairman of the National Cereals and Produce board for a period of three years.
Richard Cheruiyot has been appointed chairperson of the Export Processing Zones Authority, while Kimathi Mbogori Kigatiira is the new chairperson of the board of the Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute.
Former Makueni deputy governor Adelina Mwau has been appointed chairperson of Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) board.
UDA lawyer Adrian Kamotho Njenga has been named the chairperson of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) while Ndirangu Gichinga was named the chairperson of the Insurance Tribunal.