After a hard-fought battle to secure Kenya’s presidency in the 2022 General Election, former candidate David Mwaure Waihiga has landed a high-profile position in President William Ruto’s administration. On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, Ruto appointed Mwaure as the new chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the National Environment Trust Fund, according to a gazette notice.
Mwaure, who is also the leader of the Agano Party, will serve in this role for three years. The former preacher-turned-politician had previously praised Ruto and Raila Odinga for joining forces to promote peace in the country.
In addition to Mwaure’s appointment, Ruto has also made other notable appointments, including former Meru governor Kiraitu Murungi as the chairperson of the Board of Directors of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya. Kiraitu, who previously ran for the presidency in the 2022 election, will also serve for three years.
Former Tharaka Nithi governor Samuel Ragwa has been appointed as the chairperson of the National Cereals and Produce Board, and Adelina Mwau, former Makueni deputy governor, will serve as the chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). Kimathi Mbogori Kigatiira has also been appointed as the chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute, while Richard Cheruiyot and Godfrey Lemiso have been appointed as chairpersons of the Export Processing Zones Authority and the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation, respectively.
These appointments demonstrate Ruto’s commitment to building a strong team of experienced leaders to steer the country towards progress and prosperity. With Mwaure and other capable individuals at the helm of various critical institutions, Kenya’s future looks promising.