Uhuru appoints Abonyo to State advisory committee

President Uhuru Kenyatta greets Edwin Abonyo during the burial of his wife Joyce Laboso in Kisumu. (File, Standard)
Edwin Abonyo, the widower of the late Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso is among the seven individuals appointed to the State Corporation Advisory Committee.

In a Gazette Notice dated October 14, President Uhuru Kenyatta named Abonyo as one of the members of the committee for a period of three years.

Others who were also appointed to the committee include Jeremiah Matagaro (Chairman), Wanjiku Wakogi (Secretary), Winfred Kaburu, Cecil Kuyo, Cyrus Gituai, Tom Maina Macharia, Roselyn B. Tumpeyo and Gloria Ndeke.

"In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 26 (1) and (3) of the State Corporations Act, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya appoint...to be members of the State Corporations Advisory Committee, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from October 14, 2019," read part of the notice. 

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Abonyo’s appointment comes three months after his wife Joyce Laboso died of cancer aged 58 at the Nairobi Hospital. She died while still serving as the Bomet Governor.

The State Corporation Advisory Committee mandate is to advise the Government on all matters about the general administration of State Corporation.

In the latest appointments by President Uhuru Kenyatta through a Gazette notice dated October 14, Edwin Jacob Abonyo will be a member of the committee for the next three years.

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In the same Gazette notice, Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani appointed the former Othaya MP Mary Wambui Munene as the chairperson of National Employment Authority for a term of three years. Her appointment is effective immediately.

Wambui served in the National Assembly from 2013 to 2017.

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