Reactions as Mungai is appointed Communications Authority Chair
By Peter Ochieng
President William Samoei Ruto continues to reward allies who strongly supported his presidential bid in August, with various appointments.
The latest to land an opportunity is Mary Wambui Mungai, the former United Democratic Alliance (UDA) disputes resolutions committee vice chairperson.
She has been appointed the new Chairperson of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). According to a gazette notice by President Ruto declaring her appointment, she will serve for a three-year term.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6 (1)(a) of the Kenya Information and Communications Act, I, William Ruto, President and commander-in-chief of the Defense Forces of the Republic of Kenya, appoint Mary Wambui Mungai to the Chairperson of the Board of Communications Authority of Kenya, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from December 02, 2022.”
Following the appointment, Kenyans online had varied reactions. Here is a sample:
“That woman stood with the doyen (Ruto) materially and emotionally. She was persecuted by the previous administration. Well deserved appointment,” wrote Ja Lweny on twitter.
“It was not a persecution, she is simply a tax evader,” claimed Miraya Agero.
“It is not bad to reward, but surely you can’t reward mediocrity,” stated Shaddie_Syoks.
June Kima said, “May this be a lesson to my fellow Kenyans. All the signs were there, but we decided to turn a blind eye! This will be the longest five years in Kenya’s history. I hope we can elect a better government in 2027….at least for the next generation.”
“Even if we elected your so called Baba (Azimio leader Raila Odinga) things would still be the same. Work hard to better your life, no politician is concerned about your miserable life,” said Ken.
Mungai takes over from Gilbert Kibe, appointed by former President Uhuru Kenyatta mid-this year on a three-year term.
Kibe resigned this week, about seven months after being appointed in what he said was to pursue his personal interests.