A new central bank governor has been appointed by one of the African president, MOUTHPIECE NGR has learnt.
Our correspondent reports that Kenya’s President, William Ruto, has appointed Dr Kamau Thugge as the 10th Central Bank Governor of Kenya.
Dr Thugge’s appointment comes ahead of the imminent retirement of Dr Patrick Njoroge, the current Central Bank Governor who has occupied the position since June 19, 2015.
A statement signed by Chief of Staff and Head of the Public Service, Felix K. Koskei, said Dr Thugge’s appointment followed the recommendation of the Public Service Commission who screened six shortlisted candidates, including Thugge, for the position.
“The nomination follows a competitive recruitment process carried out by the Public Service Commission pursuant to the provisions of Section 13 of the Central Bank of Kenya Act, Chapter 491 of the Laws of Kenya”, the statement read.
According to the statement, Dr Thugge who has served in senior positions with fiscal, monetary and economic policy-making positions both locally and abroad, is currently serving the nation as a Senior Advisor and Head of Fiscal and Budget Policy within the Presidency.
He is also a member of the President’s Economic Council.
Dr Thugge holds a Doctoral Degree in Economics from the John Hopkins University in Maryland, USA.
He also has a long period of meritorious career at the International Monetary Fund from 1985 to 2010, where he served in the positions of Economist, Senior Economist and Deputy Division Head.
As a prominent member of the Kenyan public service he played a key role at the promulgation of the nation’s new constitution.