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Ruto’s amba*s**or nominee for Ghana Vincent Kemosi declines appointment

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 16:11 | By
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Vincent Kemosi. PHOTO/Hon. Vincent Kemosi Mogaka/Facebook

Former West Mugirango MP Vincent Kemosi has declined his nomination as Kenya’s High Commissioner to Ghana.

In a letter read by the chair of the Defence, Intelligence, and Foreign Relations Committee Nelson Koech, the former MP cited personal and family reasons for declining the appointment.

"I want to give my appreciation for the invitation to appear before the Departmental Committee on Defence, Intelligence, and Foreign Relations. I wish to inform that I will not appear before the said committee for the approval hearing. This has been occasioned by my personal and compelling family matters which after taking into consideration will not allow me to take up the position of the High Commission to Ghana," the letter read in part.

"Therefore, to save precious time for other important parliamentary business, kindly note this letter serves to notify the committee that I will not appear before it."

Other ambassadorial nominees who were vetted on Tuesday include Aden Mohamed (UAE), Kenneth Milimo (Saudi Arabia), Abdio Koroi (Oman) and Gertrude Angote (UNEP).

On March 8, 2024, President William Ruto made several ambassadorial nominations including Fred Outa (Cairo, Egypt), Prof Anne Kisaka Nanguli (Dakar, Senegal), Timothy Kaluma Mcharo (Algiers, Algeria), Christopher Andrew Lang'at (Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire), and Jessica Muthoni Gakinya (Rabat, Morocco).

Others include Halima Yussuf Mucheke (The Hague, Netherlands), David Kiplagat Kerich (Washington DC, USA), Everylyne Mwenda Karisa (Havana, Cuba), Peter Mutuku Mathuki (Moscow, Russia), Moi Lemoshira (Tokyo Japan), Kenneth Milimo Nganga (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Lt General Jonah Mwangi (Tehran, Iran) and Abdi Aden Korio (Muscat, Oman).

Ruto also nominated former Communication Authority Director General Ezra Chiloba as the new Consul General of the Kenyan mission in Los Angeles, USA while Catherine Kirumba Karemu was nominated as Kenya's High Commissioner to London, United Kingdom.

Others appointed as High Commissioners include Lilian Tomitom (Lusaka, Zambia), Caroline Kamende Daudi (Ottawa, Canada) and Lt Gen Peter Mbogo Njiru (Islamabad, Pakistan).

Grace Atieno Okara was nominated to represent Kenya to the United Nations HABITAT.

Dr Fancy Too was nominated as the Ambassador/Permanent Representative to Geneva, Switzerland while Ekitela Erastus Lokaale will be Kenya's representative to the United Nations, New York, USA.

The exercise to vet the nominees is scheduled to end on Thursday.

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