Day 2 of vetting: Profiles of CS nominees

 Kithure Kindiki during the presidential petition at the supreme court, Nairobi on September 2, 2022. [David Gichuru, Standard]

Prof Kithure Kindiki— Interior and National Administration

Born July 17, 1972.

Holds Bachelor's degree in Law from Moi University.

Obtained a diploma in legal studies from Kenya School of Law in 2001.

Holds a Master's degree in International Human Rights Law and Democracy from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Holds PhD in International Law from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

A former lecturer at Moi University and the University of Nairobi.

Briefly served as secretary of the National Cohesion in the Ministry of Justice after 2008 post-election violence.

Was the leader of majority in the Senate until 2017 he was elected Deputy Speaker after 2017.

Lost deputy speaker seat in a de-whipping process after Ruto-Uhuru fallout.

Former Senator, Tharaka Nithi County.

Ruto lawyer at ICC (2012-2015).

Ruto chief agent in the presidential elections in 2022.

Lost out to Rigathi Gachagua for the Ruto running mate position.

He is the custodian of the Kenya Kwanza agreement.

Served as Ruto’s chief presidential election agent.

William Ruto with former Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Prof. Njuguna Ndung'u, who pledged to help develop the new economic model through the African Economic Research Consortium, Karen, Nairobi County. April 22, 2021. [DPPS]

Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u— National Treasury and Planning

PhD in economics holder from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in economics from the University of Nairobi.

CBK governor (2007-2015).

Become the first CBK governor to complete two terms since the term limit was put in place in 1982.

Was director of training at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) until joining CBK.

Has worked with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).

Has published in journals and chapters in volumes on inflation, exchange rate, economic growth and poverty reduction.

He is an Associate Professor of economics, at UoN.

Was conferred the Award of First Class of Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) in 2009.

Aisha Jumwa during the signing of Kenya Kwanza Women chapter at Nyayo national stadium on June 10, 2022. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

Aisha Jumwa— Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action

Born March 28, 1975.

Vied for Kilifi Gubernatorial seat but lost (2022).

Member of Parliament, Malindi (2013 – 2022).

Self-employed (2008- 2013).

Chairperson, Kilifi Town Council (2006-2007).

Councilor, Takaungu Ward, Kilifi Town Council (2002-2007).

Councilor, Takaungu Ward, Kilifi Town Council (1997-2002).

Bachelor of leadership and governance, International Leadership University (2014-2017).

Executive masters in leadership and governance, JKUAT (2014).

Certificate in County Governance, JKUAT (2012).

KCSE as a private candidate (2011).

Ganze Secondary School up to form two (1991-1992).

KCPE, Takaungu Primary School (1990).

David Chirchir when he appeared before Parliamentary Public Investment Committee at County Hall in Nairobi on January 27, 2014, to shed light on railway tender. [File, Standard]

Davis Chirchir—Energy and Petroleum

Served as Chief of Staff at the office of Deputy President.

Former Energy CS in Jubilee government, first term.

Jubilee Party’s chief presidential agent during the contentious 2017 elections.

Served as ICT commissioner at the defunct Interim Independent Electoral Commission.

Was the chief executive of Dr Ruto’s presidential campaign.

Was co-opted into the committee that led the transition from Uhuru to Ruto presidency.

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree holder.

Started his career at the defunct Kenya Posts & Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC).

Worked as a senior manager at Telkom Kenya.

Former Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria. [File, Standard]

Moses Kuria— Trade, Investment and Industry

Former MP, Gatundu South.

Party leader Chama Cha Kazi.

Vied for Kiambu gubernatorial seat and lost.

Former chairman, Ford-Asili party, Gatundu South branch.

Former student leader who served as treasurer of the Students Organisation of Nairobi University.

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) graduate from the University of Nairobi.

Has worked at Standard Chartered Bank and Al Rajhi Bank, Saudi Arabia.