President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed local comedian Mwasia Mutua, popularly known as Chipukeezy, as a Director in the board of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol Drug Abuse (NACADA).
In a special Gazette Notice, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi stated that Chipukeezy and George Ogalo will be members of NACADA for a period of three years.
The position was held by Starehe Member of Parliament Charles Njagua, who congratulated Chipukeezy for the appointment. “Congratulations Chipukizi on your appointment as a Director at Nacada, wish u well my brother.”
In the Gazette Notice, the Head of State appointed former Isiolo governor Doyo Godana as a Non-Executive Chairperson of the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Board for a period of three years while that of mark Bor was revoked.
Former NTV news anchor Winnien Mukami was appointed to the board Kenya Pipeline Company for a period of three years. Joseph Kibwana was appointed as the Chairperson of the Kenya Ports Authority Board for a period of three years while Peter Kimathi Kinyua was appointed to be the chairperson of the Kenya Forest Service for the same period.
President Kenyatta also appointed eight members to the Kenya Forest Service who will serve for a period of three years while Mudzo Nzili has also been appointed as the National Irrigation Board Chairman.
Here’s what netizens had to say about Chipukizeey’s appointment;
Chipukizzy who has zero talent, no tangible socio-economic achievements, no academic credentials to his name, no history of fighting drugs, has been appointed to sit in the NACADA board.— Eric (@amerix) June 7, 2018
My mediocre questions what criteria do they always use in the selection of people in such caliber or they think he is influencial and can reach many people or youths to what extent do they want to win the hurt of the youths and what is the promotive factors to be considered— Josiah Mlai (@OngaiJosiah) June 7, 2018
Well, if Jaguar was there, Chipukizzy can be there too. Githeriman was the preferred choice but is unwell. Checked into rehab a few days ago.— Abu Daud (@RKI2011) June 7, 2018
But its Ok
atleast Chipu is a Youth
kushinda recycling old wazee
so if he is legit enough aache ile show yake Ya Ebru another youth achukue tusonge mbele— Hum Babah (@humbaba95) June 7, 2018
There’s sometimes about these appointments that doesn’t add up! Isn’t there some criteria? Suitability? Vetting? Past experience? Ama these don’t matter any more?— Harrison Mumia, President™Atheists In Kenya (@harrisonmumia) June 7, 2018
Congratulations my brother. Excellent. As youth we are being represented. The present and future of the nation.— Wenceslau Gathiani (@WGathiani) June 7, 2018
Congratulations being a comedian doesn’t mean you can’t work elsewhere. After all the so called best suited have swindled our coffers dry— Mathias Nabutola (@MMNabutola) June 7, 2018