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Ruto Nominates Chebukati Wife as CRA Chair

President William Ruto on Tuesday, May 23, nominated Mary Wanyonyi for appointment as the Chairperson of the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA).

In a statement, the President noted that Wanyonyi was a viable candidate for the position because of her educational background and previous professional experience.

Wanyonyi was nominated from a pool of three names including those of Thomas Ludindi Mwadeghu and Felicity Nkirote Biriri that had been forwarded to the Head of State by the Public Service Commission (PSC)

“The Head of State has pursuant to Article 215 (2)(a) of the Constitution nominated CPA Mary A.C. Wanyonyi for appointment as the Chairperson of the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA).

“Wanyonyi is a Certified Accountant and a Certified Mediator who also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). The nominee has had a stellar career in
accounting spanning over three decades,” the statement read in part.

At the same time, the Head of State nominated Phyllis Wambui Wagacha as a member of the Salaries
and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to represent the Public Service Commission

The nomination came as a result of Dalmas Otieno’s resignation to vie in the August 2022 elections.

“The Head of State has pursuant to Article 230 (2)(b)(ii) nominated Phyllis Wambui Wagacha for appointment as a member of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission representing the Public Service Commission,” the statement added.

Wagacha was nominated from a pool of three names including Phyllis Wambui Wagacha and Japhter Kiplimo Rugut, that had been forwarded to the President.

“The nomination follows a competitive process in which the PSC recommended to His Excellency the President,” the statement noted.

Wagacha had previously served at the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), and the Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) among other positions.

She also holds a Doctoral Degree in Information Sciences, from Moi University.

The statement noted that the nominations had been transmitted to the National Assembly for consideration by Parliament.

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