Dr Jacinta Wasike Appointed Acting CEO of Pharmacy and Poisons Board

    The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has appointed Dr. Jacinta Wasike as the Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    Wasike takes over from the long-serving CEO Dr. Fred Siyoi, whose 10-year term ends following his retirement.

    Dr. Jacinta Wasike’s appointment makes history as she becomes the first woman to hold the organization’s top post. She has 20 years of experience in the industry.

    Prior to her new position, she served as director of corporate services at the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

    The Pharmacy and Poisons Board is the Drug Regulatory Authority established under the Pharmacy and Poisons Act, Chapter 244 of the Laws of Kenya.

    The Board regulates the practice of pharmacy and the manufacture and trade in drugs and poisons.