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Uhuru appoints Kimemia, Kosgey, Ali back to public service

Former Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Kimemia has made a comeback to the civil service as the chairman of the Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC).

Also making their way back into public service are former minister Henry Kosgey as chairman of the Tourism Fund and former Police Commissioner Major General (Rtd) Mohammed Hussein Ali, who will chair the NGO Coordination Board.

Businessman Chris Kirubi, also known as DJ CK, has been appointed the non-executive chairman of the Brand Kenya Board.

Ronald Osumba, who was Peter Kenneth’s running-mate in the 2013 general election, has also been appointed a non-executive chairperson of the Youth Advisory Board, for a period of three years.


The appointments were made via the Kenya Gazette published Friday morning and take effect immediately.

Martin Kariuki Muragu was kicked out to make way for Mr Kimemia.

Mr Kimemia’s left his last posting as Secretary to the Cabinet after being named in the list of public servants under investigation over corruption allegations.

He was cleared but not reinstated and the position remains vacant.

The former Internal Security Permanent Secretary was understood to have taken to politics and explored the idea to contest for Nakuru gubernatorial in the 2017 General Election and reportedly later settled for Nyandarua, where he has been making inroads.


Mr Kosgey was the chairman of the Orange Democratic Movement, under which he contested for the Nandi senator’s seat, which he lost. He has since hinted at making a comeback to politics.

Other appointments for board chairmen in the Kenya Gazette include:

Millicent Ogutu to the Kenya Copyright Board

Jas Bedi to the Export Promotion Council

Simon Kitambaa to the National Council for Population and Development

Rehema Jaldesa to the Kenya Industrial Estates

Mark Bor to be Non-Executive Chairperson of the Kenyatta National Hospital

Joshua Nyamweya Oigara to the the Energy Regulatory Commission

Jackson Selela Ole Mwanik to the Ewaso Ngiro South Development Authority

Paul Tergat to the Kenya Academy of Sports Council

Francis Baya to the Kenya Literature Bureau

Jimmy Kariuki to the Kenya Tourism Board

Francis Kuria Gatonye to the Pest Control Products Board

Betty Addero Radier to the Board of Tourism Research Institute