Ruto through his legal advisor Korir Sing’oei goes after ICT CS Mucheru over his last-minute appointment.
Korir Sing’oei, the legal counsel for President William Ruto, has questioned Joe Mucheru, the departing ICT CS, over the alleged appointment of Stanley Kamanguya as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ICT Authority.
Mr. Sing’oei claimed on Tuesday, September 20, that the appointment was made near the end of the tenure of former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The lawyer revealed an internal memo that claimed Kamanguya was appointed on August 8, the night before the general election, but the corporate workforce wasn’t informed until one week later.
“An appointment made by Joe Mucheru on August 8 – a day to the elections – and purportedly communicated on September 15 is highly irregular and must be revisited,” Sing’oei stated.
The document shared by the President’s advisor, purported to be from the authority’s board of directors, announced that Kamanguya took over from Ag. CEO Dr. Paul Kipronoh.
“We wish to inform you that the ICT CS, vide his letter reference MIIYA/CONF/18/08 and Gazette Notice No 9536 of the same date has appointed Stanley Kamanguya as the CEO.
“We extend our gratitude to Dr. Ronoh for his exemplary service in steering the Authority and on behalf of the Management and staff, wish him well,” read the statement signed by Board Director Fahmo Mohammed.
A CSs’s term ends when a new president names a member of the cabinet.
Rigathi Gachagua, the deputy president, indicated on September 18 that he and Ruto were collaborating with the CS and individuals chosen to serve under Uhuru’s administration.
According to Gachagua, the officials would continue in their positions until new ministers were proposed, approved, and appointed.