Kenya Red Cross Society Secretary General Dr Abass Gullet. The society is on the spot over gross mismanagement of its business wing.

After a controversy riddled tenure at the helm of the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), Secretary General Abass Gullet is set to exit the scene when his contract expires on December 31, 2019.

On Thursday, the society announced that Gullet will be succeeded by Deputy Secretary General in charge of Programs and the Global Fund Dr Asha Mohammed on January 1, 2020.

KRCS First Governor Dr Mohamud Said told staff members that Gullet will be leaving and thanked him for his efforts during his eventful 18 years as boss of the humanitarian movement.

“Dr Mohamud thanks Gullet for his long-standing service acknowledging how far he has brought the organization from one that was in debt of Ksh35 million in 2001 when he took over to the current Ksh10 million,” read a statement to newsrooms.

The Governor thanked Gullet for his efforts saying “Abbas has always believed in leading from the front not just when we were managing a disaster but even in where the organization needed to go,”

Gullet thanked KRCS National Executive Committee and staff members for their support during his 18-year tenure.
“I joined the Red Cross family in 1973, I have worked for the past 45 years, this will always be my family and you can count on me to show up when you need me as I will remain a volunteer,” said Gullet.

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Dr Asha Mohammed has a wealth of experience in the humanitarian sector owing to her various stints as Head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Regional Delegation for Southern Africa Region in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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“It is a great honor to have been selected to take over the role of Secretary General of the Kenya Red Cross. I have been privileged to have worked closely with Abbas Gullet and shared in the vision he had for the organization and one we have worked with,” said Dr Asha Mohammed.

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