President William Ruto has appointed businesswoman Mary Wambui to chair the board of the Communications Authority of Kenya.
According to a gazette notice by the head of state, Wambui whose appointment follows the resignation of Gilbert Kibe will serve in the position for three years effective December 2, 2022.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6 (1) (a) of the Kenya Information and Communications Act, I, William Ruto, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya, appoint—Mary Wambui Mungai to be the Chairperson of the Board of Communications Authority of Kenya, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 2nd December 2022. The appointment of Gilbert Kibe is revoked,” the gazette notice reads in parts.
Kibe who was appointed to the position by former President Uhuru Kenyatta resigned to pursue personal interests after serving in the position for seven months.
“Due to personal interests that I wish to pursue, I hereby tender my resignation as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Communications Authority of Kenya with effect from 01 December 2022,” he wrote.
The position occupied by Wambui entails; licensing systems and services in the communication industry, overseeing the operations at the Communications Authority, facilitating the development of e-commerce and facilitating the development and management of a national cyber security framework.
Similarly, billionaire businessman Humphrey Kariuki was appointed as one of the 12 members of the National Investment Council.
Other members include Karen Taylor, Sarah Ochieng, Eva Warigia, Sheila Kyarisiima and David Langat, Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Paul Russo, Tom Mulwa, Peter Njonjo, Ahmed Farah and Francis Njogu.
According to a gazette notice by the head of state, the council which took effect on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, will serve for a period of three years.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 26 (e) of the Investment Promotion Act, 1, William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, appoint the aforementioned members of the National Investment Council,” the gazette notice reads in parts.
The council is expected to promote corporation between the public and private sectors, advise the government on ways to increase investment and economic growth.