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Laikipia governor appointed as head of Raila’s presidential campaign board

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 13:49 | By
Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi. PHOTO/File

Laikipia Governor Nderitu Muriithi has been appointed as the Chairman of Raila Odinga's 2022 presidential campaign board.

In a statement on Wednesday, ODM leader Raila Odinga said the governor has been given the role because of his track record in service delivery to the people of Laikipia County.

"Upon his election as Governor of Laikipia in 2017, Mr. Muriithi embarked on radical reforms of the county public service to make it professional and globally competitive.

"These efforts have been rewarded with unmatched growth of the county's own source revenue which has doubled since the 2016/2017 financial year," Raila said.

Raila also credited Muriithi for modernizing key towns in the county under his Smart Towns Initiative funded partially by the World Bank's Urban Support and Devolution Support programs.

"Under his leadership, over 1600 local Small and Medium Enterprises are undergoing incubation under the Laikipia Innovation and Enterprise development Programme which he started in 2018 to nurture the SMEs to become manufacturers through increased production," he added.

At the same time, Elizabeth Meyo has been appointed as CEO of the campaign and secretary to the board.

"Mrs Meyo, currently a consultant to the IMF, brings over three decades of administrative and strategic experience to the position.

"She is the immediate former Commissioner of the Domestic Taxes Department at Kenya Revenue Authority," Raila stated.

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