27 Nov '15, 1pm

Kenyan President Nominates BitPesa Board Member for Cabinet

Kenyan President Nominates BitPesa Board Member for Cabinet

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of the Republic of Kenya, reshuffled his cabinet, dropping five cabinet secretaries and replacing them with new faces to give his government new impetus. Among the nominees is Joe Mucheru , who is a board member at Bitpesa , a Bitcoin exchange that leverages on mobile money services such as Mpesa. Nomination Amidst Legal Storm Joe Mucheru addressing a past event If the nomination is approved by the national assembly, Joe Mucheru will become the Cabinet Secretary for ICT and, therefore, guide and implement policy on the sector in the East African country. Currently, he is also the Google “Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) ambassador” and Country Manager Kenya. Before joining Google, Mucheru was the Co-Founder of Wananchi Online , which is one of the first internet and TV service providers in Kenya. “It is great to have som...

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