NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 3 – Dr Nelson Githinji has been appointed the new State House Comptroller, filling the position that has remained vacant for nine months.
The private sector professional had served as the Head of Policy, Corporate and Government Relations for Coca Cola East and Central Africa.
Dr Githinji will now take over as the chief accounting administration officer of State House from Hyslop Ipu who left last December under un-explained circumstances.
Mr Ipu took over as Comptroller from President Kibaki’s long time supporter Matere Keriri in 2005. Mr Keriri was appointed to the post immediately the Narc government took over power.
A statement sent to newsrooms by the Presidential Press Service on Tuesday afternoon said: "Following separation of the office of Private Secretary/Comptroller, State House, Dr Nelson Githinji has been appointed Comptroller State House."
"The appointment takes effect immediately."
Dr Githinji is a director of Junior Achievement Kenya that exposes learners to the opportunities of the global economy.
In June year Dr Githinji represented the First Lady Lucy Kibaki at the Organisation of Africa First Ladies meeting in Egypt at Sharm El-Sheikh on June 30, 2008.
Dr Githinji is an active member of the Kenyan Chapter of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS.
He also worked with SmithKline Beecham as Group Product Manager (Food & Beverages industry) between 1994 and 2002.
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