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Ruto appoints Uhuru longtime ally in the latest appointments

Ruto appoints Naomi Shaban longtime ally of former President Uhuru Kenyatta as the Chairperson of the Tobacco Control Board in the new govt appointments.

According to a gazette notice issued on Friday, October 13, Naomi Shaban will serve in the position up to July 12, 2025.

The former Taveta Member of Parliament Naomi Shaban will replace Khama Rogo whose appointment was revoked by President Ruto.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 7 (3) of the State Corporations Act, I, William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, appoint— Naomi Shaban to be the Chairperson of the Tobacco Control Board, with effect from the 13th October 2023, up to the 12th July 2025. The appointment of Khama Rogo (Dr.) is revoked,” the notice read.

In addition, President Ruto also appointed Mount Kenya University founder Dr Simon Gicharu to be the chairperson of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, for a period of three years.

The billionaire will take over from Professor Elishiba Njambi Kimani whose appointment was revoked.

Ruto also appointed Job Chirchir to be the Chairperson of the Water Services Regulatory Board for a period of three years replacing Gicharu.

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The President further appointed Titus Kipkoech Korir as the chairperson of the Kenya Forest Service, for a period of three years. 

Interior CS Kithure Kindiki also appointed former Jubilee Party Chairperson Nelson Dzuya to be a member of the Non-Governmental Organization Co-ordination Board, for a period of three years.

In other appointments done by the Cabinet Secretaries, Nancy Gathuku and George Okeyo were appointed to the Registration of Certified Public Secretaries Board Board of Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, respectively, by Treasury CS Njuguna Ndung’u.

Former Kitutu Chache North MP Jimmy Angwenyi and MauMau veteran Gitu Kahengeri were appointed as the Chairperson and member of the National Heroes Council respectively for three years by Gender CS Aisha Jumwa.

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