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Gumbo to chair KNH Board, as Malombe also gets Govt post

Gumbo vied for the Siaya gubernatorial seat but lost to the current Governor Cornel Rasanga in the 2017 elections/FILE

NAIROBI, May 4 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed former Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo as the Chairman of the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Board.

In a special Gazette Notice, the Head of State said that the appointment will be for a period of three years with effect from May 3.

Gumbo vied for the Siaya gubernatorial seat but lost to the current Governor Cornel Rasanga in the 2017 elections.

He however challenged the outcome of the election claiming that his agents were not given an equal chance to verify the forms.

Former Kitui Governor Julius Malombe has also been appointed the Chairperson for the Kenya Water Towers Agency.

His appointment will be for a period of three years starting May 3.

Malombe served as the Kitui Governor before he was unseated by Charity Ngilu in an election outcome where he came third.

He filed a suit to have Ngilu’s win revoked by the Court of Appeal led by Roseline Nambuye, which threw out his case since there was no evidence to show Ngilu gained any advantage from the alleged malpractices.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6 (1) (a) of the State Corporations Act and paragraph 6 (1) (a) of the Kenya Water Towers Agency Order, 2012, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, appoint Julius M Malombe to be the Chairperson of the Kenya Water Towers Agency, for a period of three (3) years,” the Gazette Notice read in part.

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