- Former Kenyatta University Vice-Chancellor Olive Mugenda’s tenure as Vice-Chairman of the Judicial Service Commission has come to an end
- In an election in which all JSC commissioners participated, Macharia Njeru was elected as the commission’s new vice-chair.
- The President of Kenyatta Teaching Hospital had held the post on an interim basis since last year
Former Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) boss Macharia Njeru has been elected deputy chairman of the Judicial Service Commission, replacing Kenyatta University Hospital chairwoman Olive Mugenda.
In a Thursday, September 22 statement, JSC said Njeru was elected at the Wednesday, September 21 committee meeting.
All JSC commissioners participated
According to the statement, all commissioners, including Chief Justice Martha Koome, participated in the election.
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“Commissioner Macharia Njeru, who represents the Law Society of Kenya on the commission, has been elected vice-chairman of the Judicial Service Commission. He succeeds commissioner Olive Mugenda, who served as vice-chairman through interim,” read the JSC’s statement.
JSC said Commissioner Njeru brings a lot of experience to his new role, bearing in mind that he sits on other key committees of the commission.
“He is the chair of the JSC committee leading the development of the commission’s 2020-2025 strategic plan. He is also a member of the audit governance and risk management committee,” JSC added.
According to the JSC statement, Njeru was a former Chairman of FINA Bank Rwanda (now GT Bank Ltd.) and previously served as a Director of FINA Bank Uganda, FINA Bank Kenya, Member of the Board of Directors of the Airports Authority of Kenya and Chairman of the Finance Board, Anglican Church of Kenya, Diocese of Nairobi.
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On March 23, 2021, Mugenda was elected Acting Vice-Chairman of the commission after the end of Mercy Deche’s 5-year tenure as JSC commissioner.
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In an earlier report, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja appointed Mugenda to chair an eight-team task force to review and propose reforms in Nairobi’s health sector.
“It is hereby notified for general public information that the Governor of Nairobi Sakaja Arthur Johnson, CBS, has appointed a Task Force chaired by Professor Oliver Mugenda to review and propose reforms in the Nairobi County Health Sector “, Sakaja said in a remark.
Other task force members include Anastasia Nyalita, CEO of Kenya Healthcare Federation, Githinji Gitahi – Managing Director of Amref Health Africa, Dorcas Kemunto -Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi, William Charles Fryda, Karei Mwenda and County Secretary Jairus Musumba.
They should assess the state of all public health facilities and the state of health information management and propose interventions for a comprehensive health information management system.
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The task force has 45 days to gather public views and submit its report to the governor.
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