Mucheru appoints Covid-19 ICT advisory committee

Tasked to support the National Emergency Response Committees on Covid-19

In Summary

• Peter Njonjo, Twiga foods CEO and Co-founder is the vice-chairperson.

A file photo of ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru. /ENOS TECHE
A file photo of ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru. /ENOS TECHE

ICT CS Joe Mucheru on Tuesday appointed members of the Covid-19 ICT Advisory committee mandated to co-ordinate responses to the effects of the pandemic and beyond.

The newly formulated committee has been tasked to support the National and County Emergency Response Committees on Covid-19 on any matters that may require intervention by ICT.

It also has to develop and implement a framework for identifying, supporting and scaling local ICT solutions that can support the country in its efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic effects.

The committee will be chaired by Mercy Wanjau who is also the Director General at the Communications Authority of Kenya.

Peter Njonjo, Twiga foods CEO and Co-founder is the vice-chairperson.

Other members of the committee include;

  1. Joseph Sitienei (Dr.)-Head of the Health Service Management department
  2. Ory Okolloh-Ex-Google manager
  3. Shikoh Gitau (Dr.)
  4. Hilda Moraa
  5. Fernando Wangila (Dr.)
  6. Mahmoud Noor
  7. Kevin Atibu

Members of the committee secretariat are:

  1. James Njeru (Dr.)
  2. Mercy Tepla
  3. Alvin Amuyunzu
  4. Rahab Juma
  5. Augustus Munywoki
  6. John Kiria

According to Mucheru, the task force will examine the effects and impact of Covid-19 on the lives and socio-economic activities of Kenyans and advice on key ICT initiatives to respond to the pandemic.

The committee members' appointment was gazetted on Tuesday.