Uhuru appoints Nzioka Waita as State House deputy chief of staff
President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Nzioka Waita deputy State House chief of staff and head of Public Service.
The appointment was made on Wednesday and a circular issued to all ministries and state agencies.
This expands Waita’s mandate beyond the President’s Delivery Unit.
Waita will now be in charge of the President’s Delivery Unit, Office of Budget Management, Performance Contracting and Oversight Office and State Corporations Oversight Office.
Since April last year, Waita has been serving as a Senior Advisor to the President and the secretary of the Presidential Delivery Unit.
Uhuru also made several appointment to boards of various state corporations with new additions including former roads minister Franklin Bett as the chairman of the Agricultural Finance Corporation.
Katwa Kigen, the lawyer to Ruto’s co-accused at the ICC Joshua Sang will be the chairman of the Unclaimed Finance Assets Authority.
Julius Kones, who ran for Bomet governor in the 2013, will serve for another three years as the chairman of the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation.
Former Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere was appointed chairman of the Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation.
Equity Bank Chairman James Mwangi will serve for another three years as the chairperson of the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Board.
Film producer and director Christopher Foot will chair the Kenya Film Commission.
Silas Muriuki has been appointed the chairman of the Local Authorities Provident Fund.