May 18, 2022

Laikipia Governor Nderitu Murithi to chair Raila presidential campaigns

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ODM leader Raila Odinga has appointed Laikipia Governor Nderitu Murithi to chair the former prime minister presidential campaign board.
Raila has also appointed Elizabeth Meyo to serve as the chief executive of the board.
“The Governor of LaikipiaHon Ndiritu Muriithi, has been nominated and accepted to become chair of the board of the Raila Odinga 2022 Campaign,” said Raila in a statement dated January 5, 2022.
“Governor Murithi was instrumental in the drive to have the derelict Nairobi-Nanyuki and Gilgil-Nyahururu railway lines rehabilitated. He is the current finance, planning and economic affairs committee chairperson of the Council of Governors elected in January 2021.”
The board will drive Raila’s fifth attempt to become Kenya’s president.
The first-term governor is a former world bank economist and financial markets, expert.
ODM said that upon his election as Governor of Laikipia in 2017, Muriithi embarked on radical reforms of the county public service to make it professional and globally competitive.
“ These efforts have been rewarded with unmatched growth of the county’s source revenue which has doubled since the 2016/2017 financial year. Mr Muriithi is also credited with modernizing key towns of Laikipia under his Smart Towns Initiative funded partially by the World’s Bank’s Urban support and Devolution support programs,” the statement said.
Raila said Mr Muriithi has also refocused the gap between development and positive social change.
“ Under his leadership, over 1600 local Small and Medium Enterprises are undergoing incubation under the Laikipia Innovation and Enterprise Development Programme which he started in 2018 to nurture the SMEs to become manufacturers through increased production.”
Meyo, currently a consultant to the IMF, brings over three decades of administrative and strategic experience to the position.
“She is the immediate former Commissioner of the Domestic Taxes Department of Kenya Revenue Authority. During her tenure at the KRA, Elizabeth was pivotal in the KRA’s policy and strategy development for the country. She spearheaded the rollout of iTax, which was revolutionized revenue collection in Kenya. Meyo holds a Masters in Law and a Masters in Finance as well as being a Corporate Governance expert. Elizabeth is also the chair of various school boards.”


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