Ms Wenwa Odinga, Judy Kibaki and Kalembe Ndile are among newly appointed members of parastatal boards appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta onMonday.
Wenwa has been appointed to the Kenya Medical Research Institute board, Judy to that of the KenyaInvestment Authority and Kalembe Ndile to the Water Services Regulatory Board.
Uhuru made 302 appointments to 79 state corporations, representative of all communities in Kenya, State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said in a statement.
“In terms of Mwongozo guidelines and Executive Order No 6 on Integrity, the new parastatal executives will be expected to make a public declaration on fighting corruption,” Manoah said.
The appointments come nearly 18 months after parastatals were appraised. The President appointed a taskforce which evaluated their structure, operations, management policies and governance, Manoah said.
The findings were used to determine how the parastatals contribute to and transform national development.
He said the administration tapped into the wisdom, experience and knowledge of senior citizens and embraced the energy, enthusiasm and innovation of the youth.
“Currently at 31 per cent, women, youth and persons with disabilities will comprise a significant share of the appointments once the exercise is concluded – higher than at any other time in our history,” he noted.
The appointments are in line with the government’s transformative agenda and were published in a special issue of the Kenya Gazette published today.
Other appointments are as follows:
Musikari Kombo, chairperson of the Water Services Trust Fund, for a period of three years starting April 17
Richard Leakey, chairperson of Kenya Wildlife service board for a period of 3 years with effect from April 17
Omingo Magara, chairperson of the Kenya international convention centre board for a period of 3 year
Shoita Shitanda, chairperson of the Agricultural Development Corporation up to February 27, 2016, revoking the appointment of James Toiyang
Keneth Bitange Nyachae, member of the board of the Export Processing Zones Authority
James Ndegwa, chairperson of the board of Capital Markets Authority
Ambrose Weda , chairperson of the Board of directors of South Nyanza Sugar Company
James Bett, member of the board of Numerical Machining Complex
Hilary Kosgei, member of the National Standards Council
Kennedy Simiyu Chumo, Raphael Wanjala, members of the board of Nzoia Sugar Company and Kenya Animal Genetics Resource Centre
James Mageto, member of the board of South Nyanza Sugar Company
Margaret Saitoti, members of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya board
Faith Jepkemboi Bett-Boinett, member of the Kenya Pipeline Company
Samuel Poghisio, chairperson of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority board
Margaret Macharia, member of the board Rift Valley Water Services
Julius Sinkuli, member of the board of the Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation for three years starting April 17
Marsden Madoka, chairperson of the Board of the Kenya Ports Authority, for three years starting April 17
Andrew Sunkuli, member of the Lake Victoria South Water Services Board, for for three years starting April 17