Role of Kibaki’s private secretary as parastatal board chair raises issues
That Prof Wanjohi is a very powerful man is reflected in the fact that he is the only civil servant who serves as a parastatal board chairman. Although other civil servants sit on parastatal boards, they only do so as ex-officio members.
Even the circumstances under which he and the board he chairs were appointed were, in themselves, controversial. Until he came into the scene, the practice was that the chairman of the Kenya Railways Corporation automatically became the chairman of the NMC.
This is because NMC, unlike other parastatals, was not established by an Act of Parliament. It was formed as a limited company under the Companies Act.
President Kibaki’s private secretary Nick Wanjohi must be an extremely powerful man.