In the latest round of government appointments made by President William Ruto, the suspended Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA), Terry Ramadhani, has been given a new role.
President Ruto named Ramadhani as Kenya’s deputy ambassador to India.
The appointments were announced on Wednesday night by State House Chief of Staff Felix Koskei.
Ramadhani had been forced out of her position in May amid allegations of impropriety within KEMSA, specifically related to a flawed procurement process.
This controversial situation had put the country at risk of losing Ksh3.7 billion worth of anti-Malaria nets from the Global Fund.
Her suspension was linked to a scandal involving a tender of Sh3.7 billion for mosquito nets.
The scandal led to a shake-up at KEMSA, with numerous high-ranking government officials, including Ramadhani, being shown the door.
The scandal was centred around allegations of maladministration and financial impropriety, with the Global Fund, a significant donor, cancelling its procurement process due to perceived biases.
Following her departure, Dr. Andrew Mutava Mulwa was appointed as the acting CEO of KEMSA.
The changes also involved the removal of Josephine Mburu, the Principal Secretary for the State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards, along with the entire KEMSA board.
In the broader scope of changes, Ramadhani is among the 14 new deputy ambassadors appointed to various countries.
Additionally, President Ruto nominated and redeployed ambassadors as part of these new adjustments in government positions.
The specific names of the nominees and appointees have been listed for reference.
Below is the full list of the High Commissioners whose redeployment and nomination takes effect immediately:
- Amb. Tabu Irina Dublin – Ireland
- Amb. Willy Bat Beijing – China
- Jane Wairimu Ndurumo – Pretoria, South Africa
- Amb. George Morara Orina – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Col. Rtd. Shem Amadi – Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
- Ms. Sabdio Dido Bashuna – Gaborone, Botswana
- Mr. Jeremy Nyamasyo Ndola – Juba, South Sudan
- Mr. Jeremy Laibuttah – Khartoum, Sudan
- Mr. George Macgoye – Djibouti, Djibouti
- Ms. Joyce Khasimwa Mmaitsi – Luanda, Angola
- Amb. Phillip Mundia Githiora – Maputo, Mozambique
- Amb. Isaac Keen Parashina – Abuja, Nigeria
- Ms. Janet Mwawasi Oben – Kigali Rwanda
- Hon. Kirin.o Kubai – Mogadishu, Somalia
- Ms. Mercy Mueni Mutuku -Arusha, Tanzania
- Mr. Abdi Weli Muhamad Husse – Hargeisa, Somalia
- Ms. Fouzia Abdirahman Abass – Bern, Switzerland
- Amb. Betty Chebet Cherwon- Paris, France
- Amb. Fredrick Musambili Matwan’ga – Rome, Italy
- Amb. Angeline Kavindu Musili – Stockholm, Sweden
- Amb. Stella Orina – Berlin, Germany
- Ms. Nairimas Sharon Ole Sein – Madrid, Spain
- Mr. Maurice Makoloo – Vienna, Austria
- Prof. Peter Ngure – UNESCO, Paris
- Mr. Peter Munyiri – New Delhi, India
- Prof. Emmy Jerono Kipsoi – Seoul, South Korea
- Mr. John Ronald Ekitela – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Dr. Wilson Kogo – Canberra, Australia
- Mr. Mohamed Ramadhan Ruwange – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Lt. Gen Albert Kendagor – Tel Aviv, Israel
- Mr. Mohamed Nur Adan – Doha, Qatar
List of the deputy high commissioners
- Amb. James Waweru – Geneva, Switzerland
- Dr. Alome Kasera Achayo – Paris, France
- Amb. Edwin Afande – London, United Kingdom
- Ms. Valerie Ruene – Berlin German
- Ms. Irene Maswan – Moscow, Russia
- Mr. Daniel Cheruiot Tanui – Brussels, Germany
- Mr. Anthon Mayo Ngugi- The Hague, Netherlands
- Dr. Jayne Khasoa Luseneka – UNESCO, Paris
- Mr. Moni Manyanqe – Ottawa, Canada
- Ms. Terry Ramadhani – New Delhi, India
- Ms. Lynette Mwendwa Ndile – Beijing, China
- Amb. Jackline Moraa Kenani – Seoul, South Korea
- Amb. Arthur Andambi – Tokyo, Japan
- Mr. Daniel Mumina Nganda – Dubai, UAE