Ex-MP Joshua Kutuny lands State job in Ruto's fresh appointments

Kuttuny, who was in Azimio, lost his Cherangany seat in the 2022 elections.

In Summary
  • Kutuny lost his seat in the 2022 elections which he sought to retain on a Jubilee party ticket that is under the Azimio La Umoja.
  • He is one of the few Rift Valley MPs who campaigned for ODM leader Raila Odinga's presidential bid in the 2022 elections.
Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny in Eldoret.
MIXED SIGNALS: Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny in Eldoret.
Image: MATHEWS NDANYI

President William Ruto has appointed former Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny to be the Chairperson of the Kenya Copyright Board.

His appointment takes effect today,  October 27, 2023, and he will serve for three years.

Kutuny lost his seat in the 2022 elections which he sought to retain on a Jubilee party ticket that is under the Azimio La Umoja.

He is one of the few Rift Valley MPs who campaigned for ODM leader Raila Odinga's presidential bid in the 2022 elections.

After the polls, he joined a faction of Jubilee MPs who closed ranks with President Ruto and vowed to work with him.

The appointment was one of the many made by President Ruto in the latest Gazette Notice.

Ruto has named Fred Ojiambo the Chancellor of Kirinyaga University. He will serve for five(5) years, with effect from November 1 2023.

Paul Musili Wambua has been appointed the Chancellor of the University of Embu. He will serve for five (5)years, with effect from November 1, 2023.

Retired chief of defence forces Julius Karangi has been named the Chancellor of the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.

He will serve for five (5) years, with effect from November 1, 2023.

Ruto has also named Sally Jepng├ętich Kosgei to be the Chancellor of the Taita Taveta University. She will also serve for five(5) years, with effect from November 1, 2023.

Cabinet Secretaries also made various appointments to parastatal boards.

CS Mithika Linturi has named Daniel Leshan Seitai as a member of the Board of the Agricultural Development Corporation.

He is to serve in the role for three (3) years, with effect from October 27, 2023. 

The CS also appointed Samuel Maina to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Plant HealthInspectorate Service, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from October 27, 2023. 

Linturi further named Caroline Chematui Temoi to be a member of the Board of Directors of Nzoia Sugar Company. Temoi will serve for three (3) years, with effect from October 27, 2023. 

The CS revoked the appointment of Eunice Wanjiru Karanja.

Health CS Susan Nakhumicha has named Ashford Mwiti Kirimi Kathaara, to be a member of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.

The appointment will last for three (3) years, with effect from October 27, 2023.

Education CS Ezekiel Machogu has named Eusilah Jepkosgei Ngeny, as a member of the Council of the Moi University, for a period of three(3) years, with effect from November 3, 2023. 

Lands CS Alice Wahome has named Benard Ngore to be a member of the National Construction Appeals Board, for aperiod of three (3) years, with effect from October 27, 2023. 

Trade CS Rebecca Miano has named  Stephen Mutoro to be a member of the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute.

He will serve for three (3) years, with effect from October 27, 2023.

Tourism CS Alfred Mutua has named Francis Nkoitoi to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Wildlife Research and Training Institute.

He will serve for three (3) years, with effect from October 27, 2023.

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