President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Ex-Nyeri CEC for Agriculture Henry Gichui Kinyua Chairman of new Kenya Planters Co-operative Union (KPCU).
In a gazette notice dated December 20,2019 the President announced that he had appointed Kinyua to the position for a period of one year.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6 (1) (a) of the State Corporation Act, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, appoint Henry Gichui Kinyua to be the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the New Kenya Planters Co-operative Union, for a period of one (1) year, with effect from the 18th December 2019,” the gazette notice read.
Kinyua will now head the new KPCU which was revived after a cabinet meeting chaired by the President on December 19, 2019. He resigned from his CEC post after landing a job with an international agricultural firm named Digital Green based in the USA.
In the gazette notice, the Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Co-operatives Peter Munya appointed other individuals including Simeon Thuranira and Viola Mukami to be members of the Board of Directors for the New KPCU to work under Kinyua.
Joyce muthoni Wangari, Sebastian Maina, Antony Nzau, Michael Mwirigi and Josephine Kemunto were also appointed in the New KPCU board.
President Uhuru also recognized various Kenyans for their outstanding contribution to the state. Among them were Kieni MP Kanini Kega, EACC’s Twalib Mubarak, PS Nelson Marwa, PS Kevit Desai and MP millie Odhiambo were awarded with the First Class: Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS).
Uhuru also awarded the Second Class: Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (E.B.S.) to 45 Kenyans, including Rift valley Police Commander John Natembeya, Bishop Peter njenga, Professor Adams Oloo, Rose Museo and Maisoon Leshomo.