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Eyes on Uhuru as CBK governor’s term ends - 2 weeks ago, 11:24

Brian Ngugi

The four-year tenures of Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) governor Patrick Njoroge and his deputy, Sheila M’Mbijjewe, are set to end next month, turning the spotlight on the appointing authority, President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Dr Njoroge, 58, was appointed on June 26, 2015 and his four-year renewable term is set to end on June 19.

The governor and deputy governor of CBK are appointed by the President. The governor’s term is renewable only once, in line with the law.

State officials remained mum on the appointment or renewal of the governor’s term, which is critical for policy predictability.

Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua did not pick our calls nor return messages sent to his phone. Mr Nzioka Waita, the chief of staff at the Office of the President, had also not responded to our queries by the time of going to press. CBK’s head of communications, Wallace Kantai, declined to reveal whether the governor’s ...
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