Wamwangi, Mathenge in neck to neck race for ICS chair post

Kinuthia Wamwangi has exuded confidence ahead of the Wednesday race.
The election of the chairperson of the Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS) has attracted two candidates now trying to outdo each other as they face the poll verdict on Wednesday.

Members of the institute will be making a choice between former chairperson of the Transitional Authority of Kenya Kinuthia Wamwangi and his competitor Waweru Mathenge.

Yesterday, Wamwangi exuded confidence that he was likely to win the election as he popularised his manifesto.

The candidate promised drastic changes at the Institute if elected.

 “I seek to enhance stakeholder engagement through advocacy and partnerships and lobby for the review of the CPS Act,” he said in his manifesto.

He said that if elected, he will petition Parliament to amend the Certified Public Secretaries (CPS) Act to stretch the role of the institute towards promoting and prescribing standards of good governance as well as relevant training courses on governance.

"Safeguarding the quality of education for those in training is paramount. It is my hope that the institute can be at the forefront of auditing the quality of governance courses being provided by various institutions and that ICS can be the body to accredit institutions undertaking governance training," he said

He was speaking to the Sunday Standard yesterday morning ahead of tomorrow's meeting between contestants and poll officials to discuss the legality of the voting system.

 On his part, Mathenge pledged to position ICS for the digital age and drive its financial sustainability.

"I seek to enhance stakeholder engagement through advocacy and partnerships and lobby for the review of the CPS Act," he indicated in his manifesto.

The election exercise will be concluded on Wednesday with the election of a chairperson.

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