SECTIONS

Day 3 of vetting: Profiles of CS nominees

Kipchumba Murkomen during the committee sitting in Parliament, Nairobi on September 21, 2021 [David Njaaga, Standard]

Kipchumba Murkomen— Roads, Transport and Public Works

Born March 12, 1979 in Elgeyo Marakwet county

Politician and Lawyer

Senator-Elgeyo Marakwet

Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

Master of Laws (LLM) American University’s Washington College of Law, Washington DC (2007)

Master of Laws University of Pretoria, Pretoria South Africa (2006)

Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law (2006)

Bachelor of Laws (2004)

First elected Senator for Elgeyo-Marakwet County in 2013

Majority Leader of the Senate of Kenya (2017–2020)

Soipan Tuya when she addressed journalist at her home in the outskirts of Narok town on April 13, 2021. [Robert Kiplagat, Standard]

Roselinda Soipan Tuya— Environment and Forestry

Masters of Laws (LL.M) from University of Washington, USA (2009-2010)

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from University of Nairobi (1999-2002)

Woman Representative, Narok County (2013-2022)

Current Nominated Senator, Narok County

Land Law & Gender Specialist at USAID-Kenya (2010-2012)

Acting Executive Director, Legal Aid & Education Coordinator at Kituo cha Sheria (2008-2009)

Legal Officer at Ministry of Justice & Constitutional Affairs (2006-2008)

Legal Advisor on land rights at Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (2006-2007)

Penina Malonza – Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage

Deputy Governor of Kitui County (2013-2017)

Former senior executive with Compassion International, an NGO supporting vulnerable pupils in Kitui County

Unsuccessfully contested for Kitui Woman Rep seat (2022)

Zacharia Mwangi Njeru— Lands, housing and Urban Development

Ex-Deputy Speaker, Nyandarua County Assembly and MCA for Nyakio ward

Nominated councillor in the municipal council of Nakuru (2008 and 2013)

Holds a Diploma in County & Public Administration, Diploma in Bible Study & Leadership

Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Public Administration

Certificate in County Governance from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT), Certificate in Public Relations from German Training Institute (GTI)

Sales admin at DT Dobbie in 1995

Served as an executive at Madison Insurance in Eldoret (1998 to 2000)

BlueShield regional manager Rift Valley (2003 to 2007)

Susan Nakhumicha Wafula— Health

PhD Business Management student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (2019-2023)

Master of Science in Procurement and Logistics from JKUAT (2012 – 2014)

Diploma in Healthcare Management from the Kenya Institute of Management (2005 – 2006)

Head of Supply Chain Head of Supply Chain at UCSF Global Programs for Research and Training (from 2017)

Procurement & Logistics Manager at Nairobi Women's Hospital Group (2014 – 2016)

Procurement intern at Kenya Medical Supplies (Sep 2013 - Dec 2013)

Purchasing Manager at Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (Sep 2007 - Feb 2013)

Compiled by Standard Checkpoint