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Uhuru’s niece lands plum government job

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s niece, Nana Gecaga, has been appointed the acting managing director of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

Nana, who is sister of the President’s personal assistant Jomo Gecaga, was handed the job on Monday after being appointed by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala.

“Prior to her appointment, Ms Gecaga worked as Marketing and Special Programmes advisor to the Cabinet Secretary having been seconded from the KICC where she worked as Head of Marketing,” a press release to media houses read in part.

The Cabinet Secretary credited her for bringing international celebrities to Kenya adding that it showcased the country’s tourism products.

“In 2009, Ms Gechaga was instrumental in securing the MTV Africa Music Awards held in Kenya that earned the country a lot of fame locally and internationally,” the statement read.

Nana’s appointment will hold until the position is competitively and substantially filled.