President Kenyatta makes key changes in government

Uhuru appoints Bob Collymore, KCB boss Oigara to Vision 2030 board

President Uhuru Kenyatta/COURTESY

President Uhuru Kenyatta has made several changes in his administration with Raila allies being among the beneficiaries in the recent appointments.

Uhuru appointed Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Bob Collymore and his Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group counterpart Joshua Oigara to the Vision 2030 Delivery Board.

In a Gazette notice dated 21 Dec 2018, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore and KCB’s Joshua Oigara making it to the list of President’s appointees to Kenya Vision 2030 board.

Others in the board include Juliana Rotich, Rita Kavashe, Nick Nesbitt, Muchai Kunyiha.

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore and KCB CEO Joshua Oigara

Politicians who were floored in last year’s elections have once again been given a lifeline with appointment to various corporations.

Among the beneficiaries of the changes is Paul Otuoma who has been appointed to be the Chairperson of the Privatization Commission.

Former Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando was among eight appointed by Treasury CS Henry Rotich to be members of the Board of Local Authorities Provident Fund. The others are Linda Khaemba, Romana Yego, Fatuma Salim, Osman Hassan, Lawrence Gitonga, Morintat Leboo and Jackson Rop.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, on his part, appointed Mary Njoki Ndiba, former Starehe MP Maina Kamanda and Joseph Too to be members of the NGO Co-ordination Board.

The appointment have also brought on board some of opposition leader Raila Odinga’s allies in what is seen as a continuation of efforts to reunite the nation, bringing on board both sides of the political divide to contribute in nation building.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga during the March 9 handshake

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legacy

In his final term in office, the Big 4 Agenda will be the backbone of President Kenyatta’s legacy.

The big 4 agenda focuses on Food Security, Affordable Housing, Manufacturing and Affordable Healthcare for all.

To this end, he has made it clear that non-performing CSs and government officials will be sacked.

The President is also credited with the ongoing fight against corruption that has seen several big names and suspects in corruption scandals spend nights in police cells and produced in court.

The March 09 handshake with opposition chief Raila Odinga is also a significant part of his legacy in leaving behind a united nation.

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