NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 – The nominee for Chairperson of the Commission for Revenue Allocation, Jane W. Kiringai, is on Tuesday expected before the National Assembly Finance and Trade Committee to undergo an approval hearing.
The senior economist based at the World Bank Kenya office was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta to succeed Micah Cheserem whose six-year term expired on December 31, 2016.
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Joyce Laboso directed the House Committee to carry out the approval hearing and submit its report on her suitability for debate before the House during Wednesday’s sitting.
The nominee has also worked as a policy analyst with the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, Macroeconomic Division, during which period she undertook extensive research on macroeconomic policy, international trade and poverty, taxation, public expenditure management tracking and efficiency.
President Kenyatta has already nominated seven commissioners to the agency that is mandated to share out revenue between the National Government and the 47 County Governments.
Former political detainee Prof Edward Oyugi, Peter Njeru Gachuba, assistant director at Kenya School of Monetary Studies Kishaanto ole Suuji and scholar Irene Koech Asienga are among the new commissioners.
Others are community work specialist Fauza Abdikadir Dahir, business development expert Humphrey Wattanga, Treasury Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge and University of Nairobi’s Economist Prof Peter Kiko Kimuyu.