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Former Kajiado governor Ole Nkedianye lands government job

David Ole Nkedianye, the first governor of Kajiado County, has been appointed by President William Ruto as the chairman of the Wildlife Research and Training Institute.

In a gazette notice dated June 2, 2023, President Ruto said Nkedianye’s appointment took effect on May 31, 2023 and will last for three years.

Nkedianye ran for Kajiado gubernatorial seat on a Jubilee Party ticket in last year’s general election but lost to Governor Joseph Ole Lenku, who was defending the seat on an ODM ticket.

At the same time, President Ruto has also appointed Samuel Mathenge Nderitu as chairman of the Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency and Letulal ole Masikonde and Dr Daniel Tuitoek as members of the same agency.

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The three appointees will serve until April 8, 2024, with the appointments of Boniface Kamanga Muhia, Julius Kamau Muthanwa and Cynthia Jerotich Kipchillat now revoked.

Dr Sammy Latema and David Kipchirchir Kimeto have also been appointed as members of the North Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency until August 4, 2025. The appointments of Irene Chebet Lorot and Reuben Kibet were revoked.

In other appointments, Cabinet Secretary for Water, Sanitation and Irrigation, Alice Wahome, has appointed former Lake Basin Development Authority board chairperson Odoyo Owidi as chairperson of the Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency board for a period of three years.

Mr Owidi tendered his resignation from Raila Odinga’s ODM party late last year, citing lack of democracy.

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ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo has also announced the appointment of Japh Okoth Olende and Sarah Muhoya as members of the board of the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation.

Cabinet Secretary for Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs, Salim Mvurya, has appointed Ali Abdalla Mondo as a member of the board of directors of the Kenya Maritime Authority.

Meanwhile, Reagan Kaberia has been appointed by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu as a member of the Universities Funding Board of Trustees for three years.

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