In Summary
  • Mr Waititu, through Finance CEC Francis Kigo Njenga, on Friday published in the Kenya Gazette names of officials who will sit in the body.
  • Mr Gicharu said the appointment was brought to his attention by those who had seen it in the Kenya Gazette.
  • Gicharu, who hails from Kiambu County, is also a member of a forum that tracks development in the area.

The chairman of the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (Rerec) Simon Gicharu has rejected an appointment by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu to head a committee on pending bills.

Mr Waititu, through his Finance Executive Committee Member Francis Kigo Njenga, on Friday published in the Kenya Gazette names of officials who will sit in the body to help clear a backlog of bills, some inherited from the administration of former governor William Kabogo.

But Mr Gicharu Monday told the Nation by phone that he was never consulted by the governor or his government before his appointment.

COURTESY

"Basic courtesy should have dictated that they reach out to me before making such an announcement. At least by doing so, they would have gotten my views on whether I have the knowledge, skills and time to discharge such a task. That said, I will not be taking up the job," said Mr Gicharu, who is also the founder of Mount Kenya University.

"It is notified for the general information of the public that the county executive committee member for Finance and Economic Planning has constituted the pending bills committee," the Kiambu Finance minister announced.

The gazette notice.

GICHARU BUSY

Mr Gicharu said that other than it being brought to his attention by those who had seen it in the Kenya Gazette, the work at Rerec and other business engagements cannot allow him time to take up on another public duty.

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