Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has appointed 14 officials in the education sector to head different agencies within the sector.
The fourteen new officials will hold their positions for three years, according to a gazette notice issued on July 15.
Cyrus Gituai was appointed by Cs Magoha to lead the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service-KUCCPS.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 4 (1) (a) and (d) of the Education (Board of Governors) Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa Order, 2006, the Cabinet Secretary for Education appoints— Chairperson: Pius Kimani Mutisya,” the notice reads
The CS appointed Ngina Kairu, Brenda Mayabi Nanzala, and Peterson Maina to serve as board members of the Centre for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) for a three-year period.
Magoha appointed four individuals to the board of directors for the Kenya Literature Bureau.
The four are Judith Ojwang, Augusta Muthigani, Fatuma Hassan, and Elkana Kathie.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 32 (4) (a), (d), (e) and (f) of the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013, the Cabinet Secretary for Education appoints— Chairperson: Ratemo Michieka,” the notice reads.
Another five officials were selected to join the National Research Fund.
Other members appointed to join the NRF board of trustees are Robert Gateru, Gladys Warirah, Samuel Tirongo and Florah Karanu Karimi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta at the same time appointed Professor Julius Nyabundi as the new Kenya National Examinations Council chairperson. Nyabundi who will serve for a period of four years takes over from John Onsati.
Eric Mungai has also been appointed, and for a three-year term, he will chair the National Environmental Management Authority. He succeeds Dr. Lul Abdiwahid, who has served as acting chair.
Dr. Iganitus Kahiu has been replaced as chairperson of the New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited by Anthony Lan Njoroge Muturi, who will serve a three-year tenure. Mohammed Amin Sheikh will serve as chair of the Insurance Regulatory Authority for a three-year term, succeeding Abdirahin Haithar Abdi.
Hassan Reche has been appointed as the chairperson of the New Kenya Planter Co-operative Union board taking over from Henry Gichui Kinyua while Hellen Nangithia has replaced Elizabeth Pantoren as the chairperson of the Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation board. Both Reche and Nangithia will serve for a period of three years.