NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 23 — President William Ruto has appointed the former Chief of Defence Forces Gen (Rtd) Julius Karangi, who served during President Mwai Kibaki’s reign, as the Chairperson of the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) Board.

Karangi who was the CDF from 2011-2015 will take over from David Ngugi who had been appointed to the position by former President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 21, 2021.

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 5 (2) (a) of the National Council for Population and Development Order, I, William Samoei Ruto, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya, appoint— GEN. (RTD.) JULIUS WAWERU KARANGI to be the Chairperson of the National Council for Population and Development Board, with effect from the 23rd December, 2022 up to 20th July, 2024. President William Ruto, Gazette Notice No. 15794.

The NCPD is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency under the National Treasury and Planning, State Department for Planning, charged with the responsibility of promoting and coordinating population and development activities in the country.

The Head of Sate also named the immediate former Army Commander Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Walter Koipaton as Chairperson of the Kenya Wildlife Service Board for a period of three years.

During his service, Koipaton held a number of Command, Staff and Instructional-related appointments in various Kenya Defence Forces establishments.

He served as Officer Commanding Cadet Wing between 1994 -1995. In Staff, he has served as Staff Officer at Headquarters Kenya Army, Military Assistant to Army Commander, Military Assistant to Chief of General Staff and later as the Provost Marshall.

He was the Commander 6 Brigade in 2012 and was instrumental in the formative stage of the Brigade which later deployed in Somalia between 2013 and 2014.

Koipaton also served in United Nations and African Union Peacekeeping missions in various parts of the world including the United Nations mission in Yugoslavia as adjutant, Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) where he was the Commanding Officer of the Kenyan Battalion.

Other appointments included that of Walter Nyambati who will serve as the Chairperson of the Board of Geothermal Development Company for a three-year term and Faith Boinett who will lead the board of directors of the Kenya Pipeline Company Limited for a similar period.

Boinett replaces Rita Achieng Okuthe.

President Ruto also named Noah Wekesa who served as minister under Kibaki and assistant minister in President Daniel Moi’s government, as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Forest Service for three years replacing James Karugu.

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