Former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nephew, Kungu Muigai, was appointed chairman of the Kenya Cultural Center Council.
In a Gazette Notice shared on Saturday, January 21 by State House spokesman Hussein Mohamed, Muigai was appointed to the board by Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba.
The retired army captain will fill the position for a two-year term.
“In exercising the powers conferred by Section 3(1) of the Kenya Cultural Center Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts appoints Kungu Muigai as member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Cultural Center Council.
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta hands over the sword to President William Ruto at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi on September 13, 2022.
“This will be for a period of two (2) years, starting January 20, 2023,” the statement read, among other things.
Muigai was a staunch critic of his cousin during his second term.
In particular, he spoke of his support for the government of Kenya Kwanza and in particular President William Ruto ahead of the 2022 general election.
In other publicized appointments, Ruto appointed Hannah Muriithi as the chairman of the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation, while Patrick Gichuru was appointed as the chairman of the Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority.
Stephen Kiptoem, on the other hand, was appointed chairman of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) for a three-year term.
To the board of directors of the Financial Inclusion Fund, popularly known as Hustler Fund, cooperative CS Simon Chelugui has appointed Lawrence Kibet, Paul Ndore and Hardlyne Lusui.
The trio will stay on for a period of three years.
Cooperatives and Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises CS Simon Chelugui will appear before the Committee of the National Assembly on October 22, 2022.