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Ruto makes new changes, appoints Eng Michael Kamau to head NHIF board


Former Transport CS Eng. Michael Kamau. [Fidelis Kabunyi, Standard]

President William Ruto has made several appointments to State parastatals.

In a gazette notice dated December 23, the President has appointed former Transport CS Eng Michael Kamau to chair the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) Board of Directors.

Kamau will be at the helm of NHIF for three years, effective December 23, 2022.

"In exercise of the powers conferred by section 4 (1) (a) of the National Health Insurance Fund Act, I, William Samoei Ruto, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya, appoint Michael Kamau (Eng.) to be the Chairperson of the National Health Insurance Fund, for a period of three years, with effect from the 23rd December 2022."

Ruto has since revoked the appointment of Lewis Nguyai as the chairperson of the Board.

Nguyai was appointed by former President Uhuru Kenyatta in February 2021.

The Head of State has also appointed Lt Gen (Rtd) Walter Rarira Koipation as the chairperson of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Board for three years.

Koipaton's term begins today, December 23. He replaces Gen (Rtd) Joseph Kibwana.

In other changes, Ruto has appointed Antony Muriuki Munyiri to chair the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Board of Trustees.

Muriuki will serve for a period of three years.

Ruto has revoked the appointment of Gen. (Dr.) Julius Waweru Karangi.

Karangi, the former Chief of Defence Forces has now been appointed the chairperson of the National Council for Population and Development Board until July 20, 2024.

He replaces David Ngugi.

The president has also appointed Faith Boinett to be the chairperson of the Kenya Pipeline Company Limited (KPC) Board of Directors.

Boinett will serve for three years, effective today, December 23.

"The appointment of Rita Achieng Okuthe is revoked," Ruto said.

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