President William Ruto with new KPA board member Caroline Njoki Maina
President William Ruto with new KPA board member Caroline Njoki Maina. [Photo/ Courtesy]

Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen has appointed 26-year-old Caroline Njoki Maina as a member of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) board.

Njoki, considered a loyalist of President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party was appointed alongside Musa Osman, Emmanuel Kibet, Consolata Lusweti and Lucas Maitha.

Murkomen revoked the appointment of appointment of Lydia Yator, Stephen Gichuhi Gichohi, Conrad Thorpe, Farida Abdalla Sud, and Nilfat Kassim Ali.

The appointment of Gen (Rtd) Joseph Kibwana as the chair of the KPA board was revoked, replacing him with former Kinango Member of Parliament Benjamin Tayari

The five were appointed through a gazette notice dated January 20, 2023.

Immediately after her appointment, digital strategist Dennis Itumbi congratulated her on social media.

“Congratulations Njoki – your appointment to the board of KPA at 26 is the stuff that deserves ink on many more chapters. I have watched you work and I have no doubt you will deliver. I liked that you had an easier path, but you chose the unchartered waters. Very Proud,” Itumbi said.

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