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Ruto’s Nigerian son-in-law lands lucrative job at Strathmore University

By Hilary Kimuyu September 28th, 2023 2 min read

Strathmore University Business School has announced the appointment of President William Ruto’s son-in-law Dr Alexander Ezenagu, as a senior research fellow at the learning institution.

Strathmore announced that Dr Ezenagu will lead the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Policy and Development Centre as the center’s first Director.

After announcing his appointment, Dr Ezenagu said he was thrilled to join Strathmore.

“I am thrilled to join Strathmore University and lead the AfCFTA Policy Centre in its mission to promote economic integration in Africa. The AfCFTA represents a historic opportunity for the continent, and I am committed to leveraging our expertise to support its successful implementation,” said Ezenagu.

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Strathmore, on their part, said that his appointment solidified its commitment to fostering excellence in trade and investment research and policy on the African continent.

“Dr Ezenagu, a distinguished scholar and expert in international law, trade, investment, and tax, joins Strathmore University Business School with a wealth of experience that spans academia, legal practice, and research. With a Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L) from McGill University and a Masters in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Dr Ezenagu brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in the areas of trade and investment,” Strathmore said.

“With Dr Alexander Ezenagu at the helm, the AfCFTA Policy Centre is poised to make significant contributions to the realisation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement’s transformative potential.”

The Nigerian national was thrust into the spotlight after marrying June Ruto in 2021.

A trade and international tax law expert, he specialises in international tax law, domestic taxes, tax avoidance and commercial aspects of illicit financial flows, and trade and investment advisory. He teaches Business Associations, Construction and Infrastructure Development Law, Global Economic Law and Governance, Entrepreneurship Law, Global Legal Ethics, and Law of Taxation.

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