, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 – Education Permanent Secretary James ole Kiyiapi has finally identified the party under which he plans to seek the presidency – Restore and Build Kenya (RBK).
Kiyiapi said that he will officially join the party when he ceases being a civil servant, although he declined to give a date for his resignation.
“Currently I am not allowed by the law to belong to a party, but I will register as a member when I resign from office. I will let you know when the time comes… whatever happens I will comply with the law 100 percent,” he insisted.
He said the party will be launched after it complies with all the legal provisions. Currently, the party is provisionally registered and is awaiting full registration once all requirements are met.
“RBK is busy just like other parties trying to comply with the requirements of the Constitution; it should be launched after it fully complies with the laws,” stated the PS.
Prior to his post at the Education ministry, Prof Kiyiapi served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Medical Services and before that, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
He has previously worked as the Country Director for the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF).
He also taught Environment Policy, Land Use, Planning and Institutional Analysis at the School of Field Studies which is affiliated with Boston University.
He has published over 20 articles in peer-review journals and made numerous presentations at key international conferences and meetings.
He taught at Moi University between 1994 and 2006 and rose up the ranks to the position of Associate Professor in 2004.