Uhuru nominates Julius Githiria as Nacada chairman to replace Mututho

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Lt Col (Rtd) Julius Githiria as Nacada chairman taking over from Naivasha MP John Mututho.

Githiria is currently the director of the Institute of Professional Security Studies.

Speaker Justin Muturi presented his name to the National Assembly Security and National Administration committee for approval.

If approved, Githiria will succeed Mututho who was appointed chairman of the Transport Licensing Appeals Tribunal.

Mututho sued Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery for sacking him saying this was because pf his fight against corruption at the autthority.

“My retirement is in bad faith since I have been in the forefront of fighting corruption at the authority where Sh500 million has been lost,” he said.

The High Court had temporarily stopped Nkaissery from retiring Mututho, saying he had an arguable case.

THe former anti-drugs boss once said he wanted members of the Nacada board vetted as he did not have faith in 85 per cent of the staff members.

He had earlier claimed Sh86 million has been stolen from the agency, money he said was part of Sh99 million Nacada paid NGOs to campaign against drug abuse.

Mututho blamed the previous board and Nacada bosses for colluding with cartels to defraud the authority.

The board denied the claims and urged him to desist from issuing personal statements to the media without its approval.

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