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Moses Ikiara Appointed KEBS Managing Director As Ongwae Faces Attempted Murder Charges

Moses Ikiara
Moses Ikiara

Kenya Investment Authority Chief Executive Dr Moses Ikiara has been appointed the Acting Managing Director of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).

In a letter to KEBS Chairman, Mugambi Imanyara, Industrialization and Trade Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed said Ikiara has been appointed for three months with immediate effect, “following the recent events at the Kenya Bureau of Standards.”

Last week, KEBS MD Charles Ongwae for allegedly releasing contaminated fertilizer in the market.

He was, together with seven other officials from KEBS and Kenya Revenue Authority, charged with attempted murder and abuse of office.

Read: KRU Forcing Shujaas Players To Sign Apology Letter Before Payments

Prior to the appointment, Ikiara worked as the Executive Director at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, and previously as a lecturer and research fellow at Moi University’s School of Environmental Studies.

He holds a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Amsterdam as well as a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Nairobi

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Francis Muli

Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. He believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye. He has also carved himself a niche in writing business stories. He has worked for various organisations including Kenya Television Service, Business Today among others. Follow him on Twitter @FmuliKE.

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