Uhuru nominates ex-IEBC commissioners as deputy heads of missions

Ex-IEBC commissioners nominated as deputy heads of missions

In Summary

•Consolata Nkatha and Margaret Mwachanya have been nominated to be deputy mission heads for Rome and Islamabad respectively.

•The two resigned from the IEBC in April 2018, saying they had no confidence in chairman Wafula Chebukati.

Former IEBC commissioners Margret Mwachanya and Consolata Nkatha Maina.
Former IEBC commissioners Margret Mwachanya and Consolata Nkatha Maina.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated three former IEBC commissioners as deputy foreign mission heads.

Consolata Nkatha, Margaret Mwachanya  and Paul Kurgat have been nominated to be deputy mission heads for Rome, Islamabad and Moscow respectively.

The two resigned from the IEBC in April 2018, saying they had no confidence in chairman Wafula Chebukati.

 
 
 

However, they did not tender their formal resignation letters until December 2018.

BBI joint secretary Martin Kimani has been appointed the permanent representative at UN New York.

Nominated as high commissioners are Amb John Tipis (Canberra), Immaculate Wambua (Ottawa) and Amb Catherine Mwangi (Pretoria). 

Am Jean Kamau has been nominated as the ambassador stationed in Addis Ababa, Linday Kiptiness (Bangkok), Amb Tom Amolo (Berlin), Lemarron Kaanto (Brasilia), Amb Daniel Wambura (Bujumbura) and Stella Munyi (Harare).

Others are Maj Gen Samuel Nandwa (Juba), Maj Gen Ngewa Mukala (Khartoum), Amb Benson Ogutu (Moscow), Joshua Gatimu (Tehran), Amb Tabu Irina (Tokyo) and Amb Jean Kimani (UN Habitat).

Uhuru also made several promotions.

Joseph Vungo who previously served as Deputy Host Country Affairs was promoted to Head Legal.

James Waweru and Margaret Gachuru were also appointed as Head Treaties and  Global Assets Management respectively.

Susan Mwangi was moved up to Special Office of the UNSC Peace and Security Council.